The door opened and the girl who called herself Vern Engdahl came in slowly, looking around.
Well be right here, Major, Vern said reassuringly, escorting him to the door.
Then abruptly he scowled again and turned to face Vern and me.
Vern says to apologize for not looking in on you hissbut hes been busy.
Because one of the little things Vern had up his sleeve was that he had found a spot for himself on the Majors payroll.
And in a couple of minutes there was a knock on the door, and she yelled, Come in, and in came Vern.
And it was always Vern, Vern, telling us what to do, ironing out our troubles.
Vern Engdahl wasnt a miss, to begin with; and whatever name he used when he came to call on me, it wouldnt be Vern Engdahl.
With the cowboy Vern setting the pace we plunged after them.
I was getting irritatedat Vern Engdahl, for whatever the hell he thought he was doing; but at her because she was handy.