"If you didn't go to New York, where'd ya go with her?" I asked him, after a little while. I could hardly keep my voice from shaking all over the place. Boy, was I getting nervous. I just had a feeling something had gone funny."
"All I know is I got up from the bed, like I was going down to the can or something, and then I tried to sock him, with all my might, right smack in the toothbrush, so it would split his goddam throat open."
" I had blood all over my mouth and even on my pajamas and bathrobe."
"I had a feeling old Ackley'd probably heard all the racket and was awake."