The Chameleon Man
"There will be a short pause for cat-calls and boos," Alice murmured.
"All right," Horatio said with a sigh. "I'll go along with you."
"Fine," I said. "And just to get you used to army life I'm going to start paying you fifty bucks a month."
"You great big generous man," Alice said and I think there was a twinge of sarcasm in her voice.
"Now that's no way to talk," I said. "I'm doing the lad a favor."
"Yeah," she said. "I'm sure you are. Just like a man picking up a dollar bill is doing the street cleaners a favor."
"You don't understand my noble motives," I said, "so I will not talk about them anymore. Tomorrow we start rehearsing the new act."
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Well, sir, it was absolutely amazing the way Horatio picked that act up. With his dexterous, invisible help Mystiffio performed like the paragon of all prestidigitators. Alice added a jolt of hig