Saturday, 21 March 2009

Wittenberg - Mysterious Documents (5), The Handover

A meeting had been arranged. late in the afternoon, on the edge of the forest near Wittenberg to handover the documents to a representative of the Sect of the Phoenix, named Henrik Van der Gries (also known in Wittenberg as the 'fatman', a wealthy dutch businessman involved in trade on the river Oudear).

Two representatives, Marquis Toronov and Colonel Mausman sent by Count Munster arrive at the meeting place ..

Van der Gries: Good day gentleman ? I believe you have something for me ?

Toronov: Yes we have. (he hands over the documents and personal effects of Count Revolvendors).

Van der Gries: Here are some gifts for the King and Count Munster, please deliver them and thank them for the delicate handling of the affair.

Toronov: Thankyou, we will deliver them.

Van der Gries: Good bye gentleman, safe journey ...


Later that day, in the library the King and Count Herman discuss their gifts ...

King Leopold: What you receive Count ?

Count Hermann: A portfolio of risque drawings by Fuseli and Fragonard.

King: How marvellous, they will make a nice addition to you collection.

Count: What did you get ?

King: A small enamelled french clock for my wife, and for me a magnficent black onyx carving of a falcon.


  1. Do I detect the echoes of a famous "film noir" story? . . . *grin*.

    Sidney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre steal the film in my opinion . . . Greenstreet is my favorite.

    -- Jeff

  2. Can't help but think of the Get Smart episode "The Tequila Mockingbird". :-D
    Great vignettes as usual!

  3. The Phoenix' intimate knowledge of the King's and Count's most private tastes is *not* the less worrying part of the whole incident...

  4. "The stuff that dreams are made of."