“-to stop you?” continues Roger.
“How much did you have in mind?” asks Vandamm.
“I want the girl,” says Roger. “I want the girl to get what’s coming to her. You turn her over to me, and I’ll see there’s enough stuff pinned on her to keep her… uncomfortable for the rest of her life. You do that, and I’ll look the other way tonight.”
“She really did get under your skin, didn’t she?” asks Vandamm.
“We’re not talking about my skin. We’re talking about yours,” replies Roger. “I’m offering you a chance to save it.”
“To exchange it,” corrects Vandamm. Roger pauses.
“Put it any way you like,” says Roger.
“I’m curious, Mister Kaplan,” says Vandamm. “What made you arrive at the deduction that my feelings for Miss Kendall might have deteriorated to the point where I would trade her in for a little peace of mind?”
“I don’t deduce,” says Roger. “I observe.”
Eve steps up to the table. “Phillip,” says Eve, “If you don’t mind, I’m going back to the house now.” She turns to leave.
Vandamm rushes after her and grabs her by the elbow. He gestures to Leonard, seated at a nearby table.