By Fredric Brown
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I couldn't have read two without having had a chance to read the others. ” But Tracy shook his head firmly. “That I'm not giving out, Jerry. Okay on the other angle. Next time I see Corey or Bates, I'll tell 'em you and Dineen were enemies. That far I'll go, no farther. ” Evers picked up his glass. ” Tracy shook his head gloomily, but drank. ” “All actors are crazy. They've got to be. ” “Probably. ” Jerry Evers said, “I'm stuck. Helen Armstrong asked me to go with her; she didn't want to go alone and I don't blame her for that.
I can assure you Mr. ” He closed the door gently but firmly behind him. CHAPTER 6 TRACY STOPPED in the washroom to straighten his tie and comb his hair before he went back to the office where he'd left Dotty. “Mr. ” she asked him. Tracy held up his hand, thumb and forefinger forming a circle. “On the beam,” he said. ” “I hope you won't mind, Mr. Tracy. I thought I'd start— just tentatively—a rewrite of tomorrow's script. Even if I do it wrong, it might help a little. And then when you do it, I can see what's wrong with mine.
This is radio business, Jerry. You ought to know radio by now. A hint of scandal, and you're on your ear. Not so much for writers; we're anonymous hacks. But—” “Nuts to radio,” Jerry said. “If I could get myself—well, arrested for murder, and get enough publicity I might get a break back on the stage. Tracy, this murder may turn out to be a big story. Hell, it is a big story. Once this angle gets out, it's going on the press service teletypes all over the country, and it's going to stay in the news.