“I got up on my feet and went over to the bowl in the corner and threw cold water on my face. After a little while I felt a little better, but very little. I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country.
“What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun. I got them on and went out of the room.”
Raymond Chandler, Farewell My Lovely