bombay airport – 1948
*Hollis stopped reading after a minute, patted his breast pocket and looked up at the finger tapping his window. The courier was holding up a pencil. When Hollis wound down the window to take it, the courier told him a taxi was waiting to take him to the British Embassy.
Hollis rubbed the pencil over a line of indentations at the end of the message, exposing the signature.
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*excerpt from The Bookmaker from Rabaul.