The Maltese Falcon

The man that Sam Spade tells Brigid O’Shaughnessy about who suddenly disappears from his family after nearly being killed by a falling steal beam. After wandering aimlessly for a few months, Flitcraft settles down with in a new town where he marries a woman who resembles the wife he left.

Flitcraft Quotes in The Maltese Falcon

The The Maltese Falcon quotes below are all either spoken by Flitcraft or refer to Flitcraft. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Vintage edition of The Maltese Falcon published in 1992.
Chapter 7 Quotes

“His second wife didn’t look like the first, but they were more alike than they were different. You know, the kind of women that play fair games of golf and bridge and like new salad-recipes…I don’t think he even knew he settled back naturally into the same groove he had jumped out of in Tacoma.”

Related Characters: Sam Spade (speaker), Brigid O’Shaughnessy, Flitcraft
Page Number: 64
Explanation and Analysis:

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“He adjusted himself to beams falling, and then no more of them fell, and he adjusted himself to them not falling.”

Related Characters: Sam Spade (speaker), Brigid O’Shaughnessy, Flitcraft
Page Number: 64
Explanation and Analysis:

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Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

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Flitcraft Character Timeline in The Maltese Falcon

The timeline below shows where the character Flitcraft appears in The Maltese Falcon. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7: G in the Air
Lies and Deceptions Theme Icon
...Brigid a story about a past case of his. A man in San Francisco named Flitcraft had disappeared, leaving behind his job, family, and home. He was worth a substantial amount... (full context)
Lies and Deceptions Theme Icon
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Love and Sex Theme Icon
Spade continues the story. Two years after Flitcraft’s disappearance, Mrs. Flitcraft employed Spade to follow up on a tip about a man who... (full context)