"...He adjusted himself to beams falling, and then no more of them fell, and he adjusted himself to their not falling." - Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon
Yesterday's Winner is Al Guthrie, Edgar-Award nominee for Kiss Her Goodbye. He hit it with the master. If you're following these things, I revealed yesterday that this typewriter and desk are not Hammett's (I 'shopped out the falcon to make it somewhat of a challenge) but belong to a fan who believes he lives in Sam Spade's/Hammett's San Francisco apartment, which is possible, and considering this shrine, the potential for the fan being an insufferable geek is almost a certainty.
Congratulations, Al, and thanks for your contribution to the word count question yesterday. We appreciate any help we can get.