Roger’s mother leads Roger out of the library.
“Will you be wanting to get in touch with my husband, Captain?” asks Mrs Townsend. The group is assembled in the Townsend foyer.
“No, Mrs Townsend, that won’t be necessary,” replies Captain Junket.
“Do you mean you’re not going to do any more about this?” asks Roger, incredulous.
“Roger,” says Mrs. Thornhill, “Pay the two dollars.”
Roger grunts, and the visitors all leave out the front door.
“Goodbye!” whispers Mrs. Townsend, waving as the Ford Fairlane pulls away from the entrance.
As the car passes a row of hedges, the “gardener” looks up. It’s Valerian.
Back in Manhattan Taxi 0-79730 pulls up to the front of the Plaza Hotel on 60th Street. Roger helps his mother out of the car.
“I don’t see why you want me along,” says Roger’s mother.
“Well, you lend a certain – ” begins Roger.