- Zurich, Christmas, 1926:
- Dear Percy, It's been a while, and I never thanked you for your help tidying up after the Duffoure affair. So here it is: thank you. It saved me some trouble. Since then, life has been very good, although I'll be honest and say I've been starting to get bored. I don't really live anywhere - old habits die hard - but I'm sure you already know that I keep a house in Zurich, among other places. I came here for Christmas. Thought I'd be everyone else for a change. I've been admiring the lights and enjoying the gluhwein. But I just yesterday had an unexpected visitor. Lee, of the Bureau. She's offered me a job. It's a stupid idea, and I told her so. But somehow I can't stop thinking about it. So, Percy, I wanted to ask you: is this your doing?
Ending Flavour: Melancholy