“A word of caution, Mister Kaplan,” says The Professor. “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”
“I think he’s trying to tell me not to go through with this hare-brained scheme,” says Roger, looking through the telescope at Mount Rushmore.
“Perhaps he doesn’t know to what extent you’re the cause of our present trouble,” replies The Professor.
“Oh, I don’t know if I care to accept that charge, Professor,” says Roger, adjusting the focus.
“Dear fellow,” says The Professor, “if you hadn’t made yourself so damnably attractive to Miss Kendall, that she fell for you-“
“And vice-versa,” adds Roger.
“Our friend Vandamm wouldn’t be losing faith in her loyalty now,” finishes The Professor. “It was quite obvious to him last night that she’d become emotionally involved. Worst of all, with a man he thinks is a government agent.”
“Are you trying to tell me that I’m irresistible?” asks Roger.
“I’m trying to remind you that it’s your responsibility to help us to restore her to Vandamm’s good graces, right up to the point that he leaves the country tonight,” explains The Professor.
“Alright, alright,” says Roger. “But after tonight – “
“My blessings on your both,” says The Professor. He folds up his newspaper. Roger walks toward the parking lot of the Visitors’ Center.