He put her answer down in his note book.
Alex didn't answer and it went to his voice mail, so she left a message.
If she does not know the answer to a question, she guesses with mischievous assurance.
True, but her answer left Carmen's stomach tied in a knot.
How will you answer him?
In order to answer her questions, I have been obliged to read a great deal about animals.
He said, but didn't answer my question.
That wasn't going to be the answer, and he must know that by now.
"Beautiful," said the doctor in answer to a remark about the weather.
The answer was as obvious as it was embarrassing.
You will answer for it, Captain.
Accountability must be at as low a level as possible, so that if government officials mess up, they answer to constituents in their locality.
Whatever the reason, she felt compelled to answer flippantly.
"I remember you didn't answer," she said dryly.
And my system will come back with a single answer, something like, You should go to Tommaso's on Kearny Street.
There was only one answer, of course.
I'm not sure she knows the answer herself but a lot of marriages are built on far less.
The coachman made no answer, but drove onward.
No matter how often she asked herself the question, the answer remained elusive.
Answer me these questions, and then perhaps I may look at your bawbles and find them ornamental.
Sonya's letter written from Troitsa, which had come as an answer to Nicholas' prayer, was prompted by this: the thought of getting Nicholas married to an heiress occupied the old countess' mind more and more.
He did not know whom to answer, and for a few seconds collected his thoughts.
Connie contemplated the answer and nodded.
The implied answer: everything.
It puts to rest many questions which he would otherwise be taxed to answer; while the only new question which it puts is the hard but superfluous one, how to spend it.
You would be amused to see me hold a squealing pig in my arms, while Helen feels it all over, and asks countless questions--questions not easy to answer either.
Martha jumped to answer it with Betsy following.
"Herself," came the answer in a rough voice, and Marya Dmitrievna entered the room.
It is an answer engine, but one that attempts to answer questions that have never before been asked.
The answer surprised her, but for some reason she was sure he wouldn't hit her.
At first his mother tried to answer all his questions.
When I didn't answer, he continued.
Jim and the buggy followed, the old cab-horse being driven by Zeb while the Wizard stood up on the seat and bowed his bald head right and left in answer to the cheers of the people, who crowded thick about him.
As if in answer to her question, he dug a tin from his shirt pocket and handed it to her.
He shook his head, declining to answer until he had swallowed the food in his mouth.
Possibly in answer to her prayers, the front of the car climbed into the air.
The emissaries, who themselves did not know the correct answer, were to bring the replies of the oracles back to the king.
Something about his flippant answer made her think he would be a master at verbal fencing.
In answer to her response, his kiss lost its hesitancy and became ardent.
Wear this above your left ear if the answer is no - right if the answer is yes.
The answer came to her so quickly that it brought a smile to her lips.
"Don't answer like that, my good girl!" she said.
Pierre did not answer and left Rostopchin's room more sullen and angry than he had ever before shown himself.
This answer pleased the rich man so well that he bought Aesop at once, and took him to his home on the island of Samos.
The answer came swiftly - because she no longer thought of him as adopted.
"How do you expect him to answer you all at once?" said Prince Andrew.
I suspect I'd have a lot of young men to answer to if anything happened to you out here.
I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it.
They did not answer but began to laugh.
He looked intently and inquiringly into his friend's eyes, evidently trying in vain to find the answer to some question.
To Pierre's inquiries as to what he must do and how he should answer, Willarski only replied that brothers more worthy than he would test him and that Pierre had only to tell the truth.
And scarcely had she put that question than God gave her the answer in her own heart.
If it was natural for Helen to ask such questions, it was my duty to answer them.
In answer to the count's inquiries she replied that things were all right and that she would tell about it next day.
Pierre, not knowing whom to answer, looked at them all and smiled.
The answer was: You'll die and all will end.
Again he replied that he could not answer it.
Without waiting for an answer, he turned to Cassie.
Mary studied her reflectively and finally spoke in a hushed tone, as if she didn't actually want to know the answer to her question.
I can answer no, without a doubt.
That is the beautiful answer which the Bible gives.
But instantly she spelled the answer: "Fifteen threes make forty-five."
Why should she answer the door?
Well, what answer am I to take?
Pierre gave no answer, for he neither heard nor saw anything.
What answer did Novosiltsev get?
Sonya tried to lift her head to answer but could not, and hid her face still deeper in the bed.
"Yes, I am well," he said in answer to Pierre's question, and smiled.
Natasha did not answer her questions.
"I won't answer such a foolish question," asserted Eureka, with a snarl.
I don't know, I am very far from having military tastes, but in these times no one can answer for himself.
There was no answer to any of these questions, except one, and that not a logical answer and not at all a reply to them.
I shall answer for it and not you, and you'd better not buzz about here till you get hurt.
Pierre did not answer him and asked briefly whether his proposal would be accepted.
Timokhin looked about in confusion, not knowing what or how to answer such a question.
Nobody could answer these questions.
You must answer the chief.
"Consider your answer unchanged," I said.
After talking about the various things that carpenters make, she asked me, "Did carpenter make me?" and before I could answer, she spelled quickly, "No, no, photographer made me in Sheffield."
New experiences and events call forth new ideas and stir men to ask questions unthought of before, and seek a definite answer in the depths of human knowledge.
"Remember that you will answer for the consequences," said Prince Vasili severely.
He waited a moment to see whether the cornet would answer, but he turned and went out of the corridor.
And as Princess Mary gave no answer, she left the room.
If you won't answer, I'll tell you...
"One more question, Count," he said, "which I beg you to answer in all sincerity--not as a future Mason but as an honest man: have you renounced your former convictions--do you believe in God?"
After reading the letter Natasha sat down at the writing table to answer it.
In answer to Toll, Paulucci suggested an advance and an attack, which, he urged, could alone extricate us from the present uncertainty and from the trap (as he called the Drissa camp) in which we were situated.
Then it occurred to him: if the answer to the question were contained in his name, his nationality would also be given in the answer.
I'm a scientist and if I don't know an answer, I seek counsel from sharper brains.
I just know I'll burst into tears or not know how to answer if they ask questions.
From this fundamental difference between the view held by history and that held by jurisprudence, it follows that jurisprudence can tell minutely how in its opinion power should be constituted and what power-- existing immutably outside time--is, but to history's questions about the meaning of the mutations of power in time it can answer nothing.
He finished and, getting up, embraced and kissed Pierre, who, with tears of joy in his eyes, looked round him, not knowing how to answer the congratulations and greetings from acquaintances that met him on all sides.
Natasha watched him with an intent gaze that confused him, as if she were trying to find in his face the answer to some question.
You answer me, but you don't hear me.
When I didn't answer, she added.
She was eager to answer our questions and invited us into the building.
"The answer is apples and oranges to me," Quinn said.
After all, tomorrow would answer the question.
It described how Timothy's mother had left her son in their enclosed yard to answer a phone call.
"Nightmare," was his answer to my unasked question.
When I didn't answer, he chuckled.
Part of me was hesitant to answer but something in the old man's voice gave me confidence he possessed no untoward ambitions.
I'm as curious by nature as the next person, probably even more so, but to answer your question; no.
We showed his picture around but the best answer was he looked familiar.
No details yet, Before I could answer, I was interrupted by a scream from my wife that sent chills down my spine.
To answer your question, no, I didn't go there; it's the final present from a gone-forever boyfriend.
How are the other people who answer the tip lines taking it?
Betsy didn't answer but she seemed at least partially placated by what was, at best, a half-truth.
You must have wondered why your letter has not had an answer, and perhaps you have thought Teacher and me very naughty indeed.
I have only a few moments left in which to answer your questions about the "Helen Keller" Public Library.
If it happens to be blue, and you tell her so triumphantly, she is likely to answer, Thank you.
From the beginning, I HAVE MADE IT A PRACTICE TO ANSWER ALL HELEN'S QUESTIONS TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY IN A WAY INTELLIGIBLE TO HER, and at the same time truthfully.
It seemed to Prince Andrew that the officer's remark was just and that really no answer could be made to it.
Prince Andrew, however, did not answer that voice and went on dreaming of his triumphs.
Evidently this question presented itself to her mind for the first time and she did not know how to answer it.
He was told that there in Perkhushkovo the earth trembled from the firing, but nobody could answer his questions as to who had won.
Pierre tried several times to speak, but, on one hand, Prince Vasili did not let him and, on the other, Pierre himself feared to begin to speak in the tone of decided refusal and disagreement in which he had firmly resolved to answer his father-in-law.
In answer to Rostov's inquiry where he was going, he answered vaguely and crossly that he had some business.
In answer to Rostov's renewed questions, Denisov said, laughing, that he thought he remembered that some other fellow had got mixed up in it, but that it was all nonsense and rubbish, and he did not in the least fear any kind of trial, and that if those scoundrels dared attack him he would give them an answer that they would not easily forget.
On Rostov's inquiry as to how the matter stood, he at once produced from under his pillow a paper he had received from the commission and the rough draft of his answer to it.
Before the countess could answer, Prince Andrew entered the room with an agitated and serious face.
Daniel did not answer, but winked instead.
In the first place, I tell you we have no right to question the Emperor about that, and secondly, if the Russian nobility had that right, the Emperor could not answer such a question.
"We don't know," was the answer, "but we saw her tracks down there by the brook.
The merchant and the fishermen waited impatiently till the answer came.
It is a safe bet that no one has ever asked that question before, and yet this system is designed to answer it.
You need an answer to a basic question: "Where should I go for Italian food?"
He computed the answer in his head and recited the thirty-nine-digit answer in pounds.
The full quote runs: "Necessitous men are not, truly speaking, free men, but, to answer a present exigency, will submit to any terms that the crafty may impose upon them."
I wake terror-stricken with the words ringing in my ears, "An answer or your life!"
That was the answer I got!
If they're sent out and brought back again later on it will do no harm, but as things are now one can't answer for anything.
"Uncle" did not answer, but smiled.
The countess had written direct to Julie's mother in Moscow suggesting a marriage between their children and had received a favorable answer from her.
"But how get married?" said Pierre, in answer to Marya Dmitrievna.
"I shan't be violent, don't be afraid!" said Pierre in answer to a frightened gesture of Anatole's.
In answer to questions with which he was greeted, the courier made a despairing gesture with his hand and passed through the room.
Gerasim, that sallow beardless old man Pierre had seen at Torzhok five years before with Joseph Bazdeev, came out in answer to his knock.
Let him answer us!
It was evident that any answer would lead to conviction.
Again Pierre's negative answer seemed to distress him, and he hastened to add:
She felt that it was impossible to ask, or to answer, in words.
He did not answer and looked at her strangely, not understanding.
And without waiting for an answer from the sentinel, who had stepped aside, Dolokhov rode up the incline at a walk.
To that question, "What for?" a simple answer was now always ready in his soul: "Because there is a God, that God without whose will not one hair falls from a man's head."
Before I could answer Jackson, he began questioning.
Later. Now, just help me out and answer a few questions.
I didn't answer and instead requested he have Quinn or Martha call me as soon as they get in.
"How did he find Howie?" before I could answer she asked, "Did this all happen because of what I did?"
When I didn't answer immediately, she knew the answer.
I was a wreck when you didn't answer the phone.
Carl awoke with a start, and came quickly to answer the call.
A leader can only afford to let her people go hungry when she doesn't answer to them.
And if anybody asks you, or if you ask yourself what God is, answer, "God is Love."
"I don't know how to answer your question," he said, blushing without knowing why.
In this question he saw subtle cunning, as men of his type see cunning in everything, so he frowned and did not answer immediately.
Pierre did not answer, but looked cordially into the Frenchman's eyes whose expression of sympathy was pleasing to him.
And he immediately gave himself the answer: Well, I shall live.
The universal historians give contradictory replies to that question, while the historians of culture evade it and answer something quite different.
How could she answer them without implicating Yancey?
An answer was impossible, even if she could stop coughing long enough.
The doorbell rang and she felt a rush of panic when she heard Sarah answer the door.
Are you sure you want me to answer your question?
She didn't think he'd answer and glanced up at him.
I need an answer to a question.
"It's not the only answer, but it's the most likely," Sofi replied.
Dean would answer first.
I can't answer that.
Would you please be serious for one minute and answer my question?
What was he waiting for - an answer to that questioning kiss?
I've been praying and praying, but I don't get an answer.
And he must know what her answer would be.
Natasha looked at him, and by way of answer to his words her eyes widened and lit up.
Guides dressed in colonial garb will dot the trail and answer any questions you might have.
My answer to that begins in the past, in the time of William Shakespeare.
Give Howard my love, and tell him to answer my letter.
Her mind works so rapidly, that it often happens, that when I give her an example she will give me the correct answer before I have time to write out the question.
In answer to my question she recited a part of the poem called 'Freaks of the Frost,' and she referred to a little piece about winter, in one of the school readers.
But I fear that he was not the wiser for all I told him, for every time I attempted to answer his questions he interrupted me by asking, "What do you do here?"
Rostov kept asking everyone he could stop, but got no answer from anyone.
The Emperor without waiting for an answer turned away and said to one of the officers as he went: Have these gentlemen attended to and taken to my bivouac; let my doctor, Larrey, examine their wounds.
Natasha kept turning to Helene and to her father, as if asking what it all meant, but Helene was engaged in conversation with a general and did not answer her look, and her father's eyes said nothing but what they always said: Having a good time?
Dron made no answer but sighed deeply.
Looking at his cold face, as he sat like a stern schoolmaster who was prepared to wait awhile for an answer, Pierre felt that every instant of delay might cost him his life; but he did not know what to say.
Remember that you have still to answer to our offended country for the loss of Moscow.
He wanted... needed an answer.
But he didn't answer.
Carmen felt the full weight of a question that had no answer.
Lisa insisted, still hoping to get a different answer.
They watched her with matching troubled expressions, asking the same questions and getting the same answer.
He grinned as he realized her interpretation of his answer.
His gaze searched her eyes, but for once apparently found no answer.
From the expression on his face, he wasn't consoled by the answer.
I banged on the door, but you didn't answer.
I tried to call you on your cell phone, but I didn't get an answer.
The envelope had a mind of its own, and it drew her back to the coffee table - demanded that she tear it open and read the answer.
He gave the question some thought before responding with an illusive and general answer.
Perhaps that was the answer.
The question needed no answer.
In fact, they appeared to be hanging on her every word – waiting impatiently for the answer.
He didn't wait for an answer.
He was silent so long that she decided he wasn't going to answer.
Cynthia didn't dignify her statement with an answer.
She turned and headed for the house without waiting for an answer.
You're asking questions I can't answer.
A full week passed before we had our answer.
I'd call him, but of course he wouldn't be able to answer!
Once in a while, I'm off duty and a call comes to someone else but I think the tipster person maybe knows my hours, 'cause it's rare another girl has to answer.
I considered my answer.
Ask a few questions; I'll see if there are any I can answer.
I can't help you through the authorities; they'll ask me why I'm inquiring and I don't have an answer.
So far, all their snooping is fact finding but if they want your talents, they don't take no for an answer.
Julie bit her lip but didn't answer.
I stumbled over my answer.
She turned toward the kitchen before I could answer.
He was looking for an answer.
I didn't have an answer.
I'm still undecided which one is my target but I'll soon have my answer and more!
Would the kid answer to a name?
His answer made 'once in a while' sound more like always.
"Unfortunately, no," came the answer.
All you have to do is pick up, and I'll answer.
Next time, you'll answer to me.
He's worried since you didn't answer the phone.
You know the answer.
"You didn't answer my question," he said, stepping towards her.
Yet, he felt her death was not the answer.
I can't refuse to answer you.
His piercing gaze went to her, and she felt compelled to answer him.
"If you can't answer that, then I'm not going to help you," Damian said.
Sometimes the answer is right in front of you.
She sighed, aware she'd never know the answer to that question.
She braced herself for the answer.
"I do whatever I please," came the guarded answer.
I think I know the answer, but do we have any records that survived the Schism?
She'd been there twice before today and only knocked once for fear he'd answer.
Will you answer something personal, Damian?
When he didn't answer, she continued.
Don't answer my phone.
"Jule," came the gruff answer.
He didn't answer, settling in his corner.
She didn't know the answer.
The portals didn't answer her at all when she was upset.
Deidre held his gaze, wishing she knew the right answer to anything.
The girl's opened her mouth to answer.
Martha didn't answer but after a short time she asked to be excused.
Cynthia thought a second or two, careful with her answer.
Cynthia sighed, not quite sure how to answer.
But Fred continued to skirt the answer.
Cynthia didn't answer and the silence became nerve racking.
I just have to answer their questions—honestly—and not make any promises.
Dean didn't answer but had no intention of asking the boys diddly, at least for the near future, at least until he sensed what was going on.
"Even if that were true—and I don't think it is," Dean said, "it doesn't answer what happened to the real bones."
While Cynthia didn't answer, her eyes told him if he did poke around, he'd better not get himself in deep do-do doing it.
Before Dean could answer, Paul added, "Thanks for the beer," and was gone.
"Yes," came the answer.
Me too, thought Dean as the hall phone rang and Cynthia hurried in to answer it.
Before she could answer, Joseph Dawkins came up the steps with Fred O'Connor close at his heels.
Cynthia asked, already knowing the answer.
Or, papa got an answer to his newspaper ad and saved a shotgun shell by doing the bashing himself.
"It sounds as if you were very fortunate in your choice of a husband," Dean said honestly, but he noted she'd failed to answer his earlier question.
Before Dean could answer, Cynthia had started toward the trail.
"Our involvement isn't due to any aggressive action on our part," Cynthia said, turning in her seat to better answer the woman.
I can't answer that for sure, but don't you think their sudden interest in the property and the discovery of the bones is quite a coincidence?
Dean's only hope for an answer was if the woman volunteered it, but that didn't happen.
She didn't answer and he repeated his question.
You're just as mad at him because you think he hung you out to dry when he didn't answer your call the night Billy was killed.
You didn't answer me the other night when I asked you why the accident freaked you out so much.
To answer your question, yes, he was supposed to be up on the mountain.
The ding-dong prompted the pair to look across the bed to shame the other into a bathrobe to answer the door.
When the phone finally rang, Dean jumped to answer.
This time there was no doubt that Lydia laughed but didn't answer.
"Is Fitzgerald in there?" he asked, not sure he wanted to know the answer.
Lydia Larkin considered her answer.
Dean wasn't sure how to answer.
Before Martha could answer, the front door opened to Paul and Paulette Dawkins.
He telephoned but there was no answer.
She seemed to consider whether or not to answer.
She wouldn't answer directly.
When Dean didn't answer, she started the Chevy Blazer and turned it back toward town.
The answer was almost a sob.
"No," came the answer, muted by a sob.
He didn't answer to her anymore, as he had for thousands of years.
Will you answer a question for me, Gabriel?
Before you ask: the answer is no.
When she didn't answer, Deidre faced her.
I guess a better answer is that I need time to heal before I can trust myself to love you, Deidre.
"Who?" he asked, unwilling to tell her that he already knew the answer to this question.
He wasn't expecting anyone but Andre to answer.
Several times the telephone rang and he hurried to answer it as if he were expecting a call.
It was strange to have him turning to her for an answer on something.
I know it's a bad time, but could I get you to answer a few questions?
The answer came with her next thought.
Alex had the answer to a question that was important to him.
He deserved an honest answer about her response.
That was his 'final answer' look which dictated there should be no more discussion.
At least her answer wasn't no, and she had been thinking about it – researching.
"You know the answer," Wynn said.
I may answer it.
Gabriel was too busy to answer.
She deserved it after last night, but still, why didn't he at least answer and tell her he was done with her?
"When your master asks, you answer," he snarled.
The answer was mix of advanced medicine and magic.
When you know the answer, come here.
She didn't need him to answer.
If you're here to ask where Deidre is, the answer is no.
The answer you seek: Darkyn.
He was silent, uncertain how to answer.
He didn't answer her plea to reassure her some part of him cared for her.
"Does nothing bother you?" he asked without heat, knowing the answer.
"Yeah, sure," came the less certain answer.
"Hey sis," she said after pressing the answer button.
Whatever it is you want, the answer is no.
His honest answer silenced her.
She didn't answer, concentrating on figuring out where the hell she was.
You never did answer my question about Andre.
He didn't answer but crossed to a window and flipped on a light.
The answer's not for me.
She thought he'd refuse to answer until he said slowly,
Then you better answer this question right.
In four hundred thousand years, he hadn't learned to answer a phone right?
"And you.re no closer at all?" she asked, holding her breath for the answer.
Where is she? she asked, bracing herself for the answer.
A tap at the door made Lankha pause, and she hurried to answer it to keep the healer from being distracted.
The smallest of smiles crossed Kris.s face, but he refused to answer.
The answer became clear.
He pulled loose from her to answer it, not surprised to see another of the convent members there, probably to tell him the same thing the first did.
Go find your master and come back when you have an answer.
Before Evelyn could answer, another thought occurred to Kiera.
I don't have an easy answer to your problem, if that's what you want.
She knew what the answer was, but hadn't spoken it.
She'd never given him an answer about staying with him on Anshan.
Or would the fact that she never gave him an answer to stay or go make him unwilling to give her a second chance?
If you keep buying 'opportunities' like Mr. Stanislaw's Salvation Army box, you'll be too broke to answer the door if a real opportunity does come knocking.
But before Fred could answer, Cynthia patted him on the shoulder.
Dean paused half way through his pie, awaiting Fred's answer.
Dean didn't answer quick enough before Fred began eating his pie.
The boy looked at his mother for an answer.
She bit her lip but didn't answer, causing an uncomfortable silence.
As he rose to answer it, he couldn't help noticing Edith Shipton's alarmed reaction to the ring.
Neither Fred nor Cynthia had a ready answer.
"If it is some form of code, it must have been the devil to write," Dean said but before his wife could answer, there was a noise on the stairs.
The answer seemed to please Edith Shipton and she appeared to relax.
The woman didn't answer for a moment of unsettling silence.
Edith closed her eyes as tears seeped down her cheeks but she wouldn't answer.
Edith began to cry, but once again wouldn't answer.
Dean took a deep breath and tried to consider the implications of his answer to the caller as he made his way to his bedroom.
"We're not going to get involved in another mess again, are we?" he asked, knowing full well the answer.
Donnie smiled and looked to Dean for an answer.
He wasn't sure it was an entirely truthful answer.
Before he could answer, Edith replied, sheepishly.
"I think we've had a day of it," was all Fred would answer.
Edith just withdrew and wouldn't even answer him.
Would you buy the answer that I ran into an incredible sale I couldn't pass up?
How did you answer her?
I learned a long time ago, that anyone who asks that question can't understand my answer anyway.
He turned and walked off before waiting for an answer.
Dean agreed and telephoned Janet O'Brien from the hall but there was no answer.
I know we'll probably never learn the answer, but I still can't fathom what could have happened back in Boston to make Annie Quincy desert a comfortable life.
She pulled away and growled her answer.
Dean was wondering about her answer, as the telephone rang.
Edith hesitated, as if pondering her answer.
But she wouldn't answer.
I don't want to answer any questions.
He prays for an answer and I cry for his pain.
When Weller didn't answer, Dean finally said, I was looking for Cynthia.
Weller rocked back and at first Dean didn't think he'd answer.
He called her again as soon as he rose, but she had apparently left earlier as there was no answer.
Before they could answer, she turned on her heels and stumbled back to her quarters, diagonally across the hall.
Why should I pay a hundred bucks an hour for some guy to tell me not to answer questions I don't mind answering in the first place?
Maybe we can all save some time if we skip the part where you ask the questions and I just go ahead and answer them.
The logical answer is a child—Donnie or Martha, picking it up out of curiosity.
Before Dean could answer, there was an almost inaudible knock at the door.
He crossed his fingers that he was ahead of the police, and his wife would be there to answer.
Don't answer the phone when it rings.
The third time, answer it—it'll be me.
If you ain't here, Corday and the police can't ask you questions you might not want to answer, like what's Cynthia's Indiana address.
She won't answer, but just in case the law's got a tap on the line it'll keep 'em off base.
Dean scratched his head, but didn't answer.
The obvious answer was to protect that person.
Before Dean could answer, there was a knock on the front door and he rose to answer it.
He knew full well the answer.
No golden ring of an answer.
I know you're upset, but this doesn't answer anything.
Before he could answer, the bedside telephone shrilled, its shocking ring penetrating the late night stillness.
When Cynthia didn't answer, he added, "I miss you."
He answered by instinct, yet, in spite of not thinking of his answer, had he been given more time to consider, it would have remained the same.
That doesn't answer why Shipton said my name to you.
Dean didn't respond but in his mind agreed the answer made a certain amount of sense, giving the situation.
You weren't her answer.
Weller looked as if the answer should have been obvious.
There are a lot of questions about Edith Shipton I can't answer, but they don't make any difference.
Fred seemed less than satisfied with Dean's answer but didn't push it.
Dean didn't answer his stepfather.
"That's what the police believe," Dean answered, surprising himself with so qualified an answer.
He could picture her sitting there, listening to the ringing telephone, but not wanting to answer it.
They both knew the other obvious answer.
Dean didn't answer but remembered Edith insisting it wasn't Dean who'd cut her husband's line.
According to Weller, the answer is no.
The phone continued to ring while Janet contemplated an answer.
Dean wanted Fred to answer the damned thing but the old man was too nosy to move.
She made a choking, gagging motion at her throat in answer to Donnie's written question.
He didn't, however, give a quick, stock answer to the possibility.
"I can answer my own question," Cynthia said quietly.
We can wonder what happened to the pen and who raided her panties but we'll probably never know the answer to either question.
But it doesn't answer his injuries, does it?