The mysterious black carriage has again been seen, this time leaving the Kings summer palace.
Scene: Kings private drawing room. Enter the Chancellor - Duke Albert of Wittenland.
Chancellor: Your Majesty, I really must protest ! What is going on ? The privy council wishes to know the identity of the persons in that carriage; they visit frequently. How can we advise you if we do not know what is happening ??
Count Hermann Munster: please sir, calm yourself
King Leopold: Albert, come sit here and let us try to allay your fears.
Chancellor: I'm sorry for my outburst your majesty but there are so many rumours circulating at court. The visitor(s) always leave the carriage, wearing masks, and are ushered into your private appartments no-one will say anything of what's going on. You're not dealing in secret with Monrovia are you ?
King Leopold: Certainly not, we would not entertain the thought of talking with Monrovia, except through the normal diplomatic channels.
Count Hermann: We must currently keep the visitor's identity secret, we are in the final stages of very delicate negotiations.
King Leopold: If the identity is known before we finish, then it would be endanger the completion of an alliance that will benefit our country greatly. The visitor left today, to confer with his advisors one final time and is to return shortly to complete the agreement. You will be invited to this next meeting.
Chancellor: Thank you for explaining the situation, I look forward to meeting the visitor and finding out his identity.
Count Hermann Munster: I am sure you will be surprised at who he is and the nature of the agreement ...