I didn' ask him how many shildren he had and he didn' ask me if I was a Benedictine or a or a pony of brandy thass pretty good. Hope I can rememmer it to-mor'." Kedzie smiled, but not at his boozy pun. She seemed more comfortable. She fell asleep. Next to being innocent, being absolved is the most soothing of sensations. The next morning that parrot, still unmurdered, woke Kedzie early.