Not at all, as it turns out: He is worried about his little Maltese, which has a persistent liver infection.
Robert Graves thought Hammett was better than either Chandler or Asbury and called The Maltese Falcon, “a literary landmark.”
“So I called out of the clear blue sky with no agenda,” she remembers, as she holds up her Maltese, Max, for smooches.
The occupations of the Maltese women, however, are of a far less wearing nature.
Roosevelt had been in the saddle all day and it was eighty miles to the Maltese Cross.
All that was stated was a reason for believing that the Maltese belonged to it.
That summer of 1885 he was night-herder for the Maltese Cross "outfit."
A specific micro-organism, the Micrococcus melitensis, was discovered in 1887, and it was traced to the milk of the Maltese goats.
Nosey Murphy hesitated and looked to the Maltese Cockney for counsel.
The Maltese cross, a Phoenician emblem, was discovered cut on a rock in the island from which it takes its name.