Suzie smiled her professional smile as a middle-aged man stepped up to the counter. He was accompanied by a girl Suzie's age.
"I'd like to leave a message for Miss Hattie Durham," the man said. "She's a flight attendant with Pan-Con."
"Hattie Durham?" said Suzie. "That's a funny coincidence, we just got another message for her. A secretary for a Cameron Williams said Mr. Williams would catch up with her here if she would call him when she got in."
"When did that message come?" the man asked.
"Just after one," Suzie told him.
"Maybe we'll wait a few more minutes," said the man, and he and the girl walked off.
Behind the man was a woman in her mid-thirties. "I'd like to leave a message for my husband, Dennis Carpenter," she said to Suzie. "He's supposed to meet me here in half an hour."
"Dennis Carpenter?" said Suzie. "That's a funny coincidence, we just got another message for him. A woman named Bethany Jackson said she was free tonight, and if he wanted to meet her at the Hollywood Motel he should give her a call on her cell phone."
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