Dating black street hookers 73
"An enigmatic want-ad took me into the employ of the Pinkerton's National Detective Agency," he wrote, "and I stuck at that until early in 1922." 5 His family was relieved, for the Pinkertons were thought an antidote for delinquency, much as the Marines are today.
They were highly regimented, but on twenty-four hour call.
4 Early on, Hammett recognized the patterns in his own and others' behavior, as well as the implausibility of overthrowing them.There was a "year of study on the retina of the eye, how to play chess in your head; the Icelandic sagas; the history of the snapping turtle," recalled Lillian Hellman later: "The picking up of any book, made for a remarkable mind, neat, accurate, respectful of fact." 1 Reading helped Hammett qualify for the prestigious Baltimore Polytechnical Institute, which H. Mencken had attended, but he had to drop out at sixteen when his father became seriously ill."Dashiell was elected to pick up the pieces," his brother explained.The nature of the work – staking out houses, trailing suspects, often for weeks, reading files and writing reports – required great self-discipline.An agent who could not sit quietly to watch or listen, who could not tail unnoticed all day, was fired.