“Twenty-five hundred!” says Roger. “My money’s as good as anybody’s.”
“I have -,” says the auctioneer, pausing. “What was it?” he asks his assistant.
“Twelve hundred,” says the assistant.
“Twelve hundred,” repeats the auctioneer. “I have twelve hundred once, twelve hundred twice…”
“Three thousand!” shouts Roger.
“Sold for twelve hundred,” says the auctioneer. The audience is in an uproar.
“Now I’m not going to let you get away with that! That’s unfair!” says Roger, as several auction employees walk toward him. One employee grabs him by the elbow.
“Take your hands off me, or I’ll sue you!” says Roger, looking around at the crowd. He sees two police officers arrive.
Roger turns back to the auction house employee and lands a punch on the man’s chin, knocking him to the ground. Several people scream. The man gets up and takes a swing at Roger. Roger blocks the swing and punches the man in the stomach. He falls on top of the auction man as the police move to grab Roger.
The Professor, on the other side of the crowd, watches the action, then leaves.
Leonard is unsure what to do.
Roger wrestles with the auction employee as the police scramble to arrest him.
The auctioneer chews on a pen.
“What took you so long?” Roger asks the police as they hustle him our of the auditorium.
“Let’s take a little walk,” says one of the police officers.
“Wait a minute,” says Roger. “I haven’t -“
“Get moving!” says the other police officer.
“-finished bidding yet! Three thousand! I big three thousand!” yells Roger.
Roger and the police pass by Valerian. “I’m sorry, old man. Too bad. Keep trying,” says Roger.
The police drag Roger to to the entrance. “Not so rough!” says Roger. They pass by The Professor, who’s making a call in a phone booth.
Roger and the police wind up outside by a police car.