Mike Hammer: Just a minute, Miss.
Abby Thomas: What do you want?
Mike Hammer: Aren't you forgetting something?
Abby Thomas: Why, I don't know what you mean. Please let me go.
Mike Hammer: I'll tell you what I mean.
[removes a diamond necklace from Abby's purse]
Mike Hammer: This! You forgot to pay for it, didn't ya?
Abby Thomas: We're in debt up to our ears. My husband gambles. He keeps telling me not to worry, he'll win it back.
Mike Hammer: That's like tap dancing on quicksand.
Mike Hammer: As the old gentleman says, if you don't speculate, you can't accumulate.