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Mr. Slidell, the Mortician Quotes:

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    [Slidell has just posted a sign announcing a 25-cent fee for viewing the dead Dalton Boys]

    Mr. Slidell, the Mortician: Ah, good morning, Mr. Parsh.

    Detective Hiram Parsh: Good morning.

    Mr. Slidell, the Mortician: Oh, Mr. Parsh, just a moment, please. Twenty-five cents, sir.

    Detective Hiram Parsh: Identification is my object, Mr. Slidell, not amusement.

    Mr. Slidell, the Mortician: You're a private detective, sir, not a lawman with the privileges of a public servant. Twenty-five cents, please, sir.

    [Parsh throws a quarter into the dust a Slidell's feet]

  • Mr. Slidell, the Mortician: Well, you never got that close to 'em when they was alive, did you, Mr. Detective. How long did you hound those poor creatures, Mr. Parsh? Somethin' like five years, wasn't it? It sure is too bad you couldn't have been in on the kill. You'da got a real pleasure out of seein' 'em out there in the dust, kickin' and a-screamin'.

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