"You're too smart for your own britches, egghead," Crowley snarled.
On the porch was the Egghead feeding ice cream to Mimi Lafontaine.
"Egghead, you are both intelligent and comforting," said Hickey.
Butcher and Egghead have got to take two each—that would make sixteen.
"Beauty's sister," said the Egghead, gaping with astonishment.
He flipped the card disdainfully to the Egghead, saying, "A bunch of freaks!"
"That's so, Egghead," said Hickey, nodding impressively at his companion.
The scornful Egghead, thus provoked, offered ten to one against him.
The Goat had gone first, then the Egghead, with Smith bringing up the rear.
Doc Macnooder knocked the first ball pitched for a clean single; a two-bagger for the Egghead!