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What do you do for them? ” “Who are you, mister? ” “The guy you got here to secret agent on,” Devereaux stated. “Now i would like to understand approximately it. ” “Mister. I paintings simply. No undercover agent. ” in a short time. She understood, he notion. He obtained up and went to the cabinet and took down a bottle of vodka. He poured glasses. He dropped ice cubes within the glasses. He gave one to Mary. She didn’t understand what to do. “Drink, Mary. ” “I paintings, by no means drink—” “You’ve obtained a bottle of vodka on your handbag. ” “Mister, you—” “Drink, Mary. ” similar to his mom. She couldn’t sip it quick adequate. Down the hatch. Salute. Here’s taking a look at you. dust on your eye. How approximately one other? I simply desire a little drop, I’m now not feeling good this day. Hair of the puppy. Morning after. colour lower back to Mary’s face. Devereaux poured back. She knew he was once staring at her, judging her. “American,” she stated after the second one glass was once empty. “You can say whatever, do whatever. You don’t recognize. You get inebriated, you no get inebriated, the entire comparable to you. What you think that to be Polack? What you're thinking that my son in Polonia, my Karol, I let you know issues, I no see Karol not more. What you think that? ” “I imagine you have got a problem,” he acknowledged. “You American, so chilly. you may have son? You by no means see anyone back? you've an individual you're keen on a lot you no longer see should you do whatever? My son, mister. My Karol. You guy no has an individual? ” “No. ” Devereaux positioned down his glass. “No. There’s nobody. ” “My son, Karol. 3 weeks, mister. Karol come, it's entire. you permit me by myself. ok, mister? ” “I are looking to assist you. ” “No. You no support dumb Polack. ” “When Karol comes. In 3 weeks. then you definately can inform me. ” “Why I inform you? ” “Mary, i need you to appreciate what I’m telling you, o.k.? If I say whatever you don’t comprehend, you cease me. very well? ” His voice surged lazily, a river in flood, casually destroying. She waited. Nodded. “I don’t are looking to damage you. I won’t. I won’t damage your son while he comes. while you're jointly, i'll get you clear of John Stolmac. and that i wish you to inform me every little thing. concerning the agreement, every little thing. the govt. will look after you, relocate you. ” “What you suggest, relocate? ” “Move you to a different kingdom the place you won’t be harmed. now not via John, now not through someone. the govt gets you a brand new identify, get you a role. Do you already know? ” “Why you do that? ” “Because we wish to learn about the agreement. ” “I don’t comprehend. ” “Listen, Mary. examine me. ” grey eyes, arctic fields. “That’s the great half. The undesirable half is that if you don’t inform me whilst Karol comes. Then we arrest you and query you. You’ll let us know besides, the good approach or the not-so-nice approach. you think that every little thing is diverse right here than in Poland and you’re correct. other than after we need to know anything, we’ll discover, just like they discover in Poland. Do ? ” “Yes. ” “So if you happen to don’t support us after Karol comes, we arrest you and we discover out what we wish to understand. Then we throw you in legal for ten or fifteen years. You’re a undercover agent, Mary, a goddam undercover agent. i do know you're yet I don’t care approximately that. Uncle Sam doesn’t care. we will be able to provide you with every thing great, a pleasant domestic, a pleasant position for Karol to develop up in.