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Or, " How do you like London? "
" llie ? I've never been there."
" I thought that's where you got the habit of driving on the wrong side of the street."
Transgressions at Ben's corner, unless they resulted seriously, were seldom punished beyond these sly rebukes, which were delivered in such a nice way that you were kind of glad you had done wrong.
Off duty he was "a big good-natured boy," willing to take Grace to a picture, or go over to the Arnolds' and play cards, or just stay at home and do nothing.
And then one morning in September, a dazzingly new Cadillac roadster, blue with yellow trimmings, flashed down from the north, violating all the laws of common sense and of the State and City of New York. Shouts and whistles from Carmody and Noonan, at Forty-eighth and Forty-seventh, failed to check its crazy career, but Ben, first planting his huge bulk directly in its path, giving the driver the choice of slackening speed or running into him, and then, with an alertness surprising in one so massive, sidestepping and jumping onto the running-board, succeeded in forcing a surrender at the curb half-way between his post and Forty-fifth Street.
He was almost mad and about to speak his mind in words beginning with capitals when he got his first look at the miscreant's face. It was the prettiest face he had ever seen and it wore a most impudent, ill-timed, irresistible smile, a smile that spoiled other smiles for you once for all.
" Well-" Ben began falteringly; then recovering something of his stage presence: "Where's your helmet? "
She made no reply, but continued to smile.
" If you're in the fire department," said Ben. "you ought to
wear a helmet and a badge. Or paint your car red and get a
sireen."
Still no reply.
" Maybe I look like a bobby. Maybe you thought you was in London where they drive on the left side of the street."
" You're cute," she said, and her voice was as thrilling as her smile. " I could stay here all morning and listen to you. That is I could, but I can't. I've got a date down on Eighth Street and I'm late for it now. And I know you're busy, too. So we mustn't keep each other any longer now. But I'd like to hear your whole line some day."

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