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.
Do I detect the echoes of a famous "film noir" story? . . . *grin*.ReplyDelete
Sidney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre steal the film in my opinion . . . Greenstreet is my favorite.
Can't help but think of the Get Smart episode "The Tequila Mockingbird". :-DReplyDelete
Great vignettes as usual!
The Phoenix' intimate knowledge of the King's and Count's most private tastes is *not* the less worrying part of the whole incident...ReplyDelete
"The stuff that dreams are made of."ReplyDelete