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Dallas must have this lock replaced,” he acknowledged. And earlier than Kemper or LeSeur may well item, he swung it away, opened the hasp, and raised the lid. A rubber swimsuit lay on best, in addition to a few braided horsehair whips, chains, manacles, ropes, and diverse leather-based and iron units of an vague nature. “How curious,” acknowledged Pendergast, achieving in. This time LeSeur stated not anything as Pendergast pulled out a Lycra Superman cape and swimsuit, with the crotch reduce out. He tested it conscientiously, plucked anything from the shoulder, put it in a try tube that appeared to seem from nowhere and disappear into nowhere, after which lightly laid the garment backpedal. “I’m unsure it’s essential to payment Mr. Dallas’s different containers. ” “It is unquestionably no longer necessary,” acknowledged LeSeur dryly. “And last,” Pendergast acknowledged, “is Felix Strage, chairman of the Greek and Roman division on the Met. he's coming back from a slightly disagreeable journey to Italy, the place he was once wondered by means of the Italian experts over a few purchases his museum made again within the Nineteen Eighties of illegally obtained antiquities. ” LeSeur gave Pendergast a protracted, demanding glance. Then he grew to become again to the keyboard. “Number 597,” he acknowledged. “Before I open the secure, let’s get something instantly. retain your arms off. Mr. Wadle right here will do the dealing with. ” He nodded to the shield. “If you open any of the contents, this fact-finding challenge of yours will finish without warning and upfront. Understood? ” “Perfectly,” the agent answered good-naturedly. LeSeur moved to a secure at the lowest tier of the precise wall, one of many greatest within the complete vault. He paused, fishing for a special key. Then he knelt, unlocked the metal door, and pulled it open. inside of have been 3 tremendous, squat wood crates. The secure was once rather deep, and the sunshine was once too dim to make the gadgets out with any good fortune. Pendergast stared on the crates a second, immobile. He became and slipped a screwdriver out of his pocket. “Mr. Wadle? ” the protection shield appeared with uncertainty at Kemper, who nodded curtly. Wadle took the screwdriver and unscrewed the aspect of the crate—eight screws in all—and then got rid of it. within used to be bubble wrap and foam-in-place. He eased apart the bubble wrap and got rid of blocks of froth to bare the facet of a Greek vase. Pendergast slipped a penlight from his pocket and shined it into the open crate. “Hmm. We appear to have a calyx-crater. definitely actual. it sort of feels our Dr. Strage is as much as his outdated methods, smuggling extra antiquities for his museum. ” He straightened up, exchanging the penlight in his pocket. He stepped again from the wall of safes. “Thank you on your time and persistence, gents. ” LeSeur nodded. Kemper stated not anything. “And now, forgive me if I go away in haste. ” And with that he bowed, became, and stepped out of the vault. within the elevator, ascending to Deck 12, Pendergast paused to take away the record from his pocket. He drew a line via Lord Cliveburgh and one other via Dallas. He didn't draw a line via Strage. 20 CONSTANCE GREENE WALKED DOWN THE stylish hall, Marya Kazulin at her facet.
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