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By Patrick Hamilton
West Kensington - gray quarter of rot, and caretaking, and cat-slinking basements. West Kensington - drab asylum for the pushed and cast-off genteel!' Patrick Hamilton was once acutely unsleeping that his 3rd novel (first released in 1928) used to be longer and 'much grimmer' than his past and well-received productions. Twopence colored is the tale of 19-year-old Jackie Mortimer, who leaves Hove looking for a lifestyles at the London degree, in basic terms to turn into entangled in 'provincial theatre' and intricate affairs of the center with brothers, Richard and Charles Gissing. the unconventional, unavailable for a few years, is a gimlet-eyed portrait of the theatrical vocation, and completely indicates Hamilton's celebrated present for conjuring London - the 'vast, thronged, unknown, hooting, electric-lit, dark-rumbling city.
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Just a few stragglers left to show up. And Eddie. Suddenly, he's nervous again. Armed guards. To keep out curious tourists, chancers and… … and impostors. Armed. The taximan stops abruptly and drops Eddie's cases. But he doesn't set Eddie down. He barks up at Eddie. Some kind of demand, or order. Eddie says: 'This is it. This'll do nicely,' and tries to dismount, but the taximan grips his legs, both of which are injured anyway, and barks the incomprehensible demand again. Through gritted teeth, Eddie tries to explain that he's happy with the destination, and he'd really like to get down now, while what's left of his blood is still circulating around what's left of his legs.
Whatever the language, it is clearly understood by everyone else in the party, since it's greeted by a great woof of delighted laughter. Eddie tries a little chuckle, as if to imply he obviously gets the joke, but he doesn't think it's all that funny. This seems to meet with Gwent's approval. ' Eddie's meant to be flattered. He acknowledges as much with a slight inclination of his head. He wishes he'd corrected the Captain the first time his name had been used. He'd much prefer to be known as CP.
To his right, he hears a yell, a pleading yell, and a scuffle. The guards barely flick their eyes in the direction of the altercation. But Eddie knows what it is. It's a kerfuffle. Two men, wearing neat pork-pie hats, are swinging a third man between them. The third man is struggling, and the other two are sporting bright pink socks. The pink-socked duo are trying to work up sufficient momentum to hurl their appointment over the laser safety cut-outs and into the lethal thermal wall. Eddie starts to move towards the station entrance, hoping to get there and get through before the horror is played out.