But all the time she was distrait and fidgety and com- mented only in monosyllables. He raked over Bond's money, extracted four million francs and returned the remainder to Bond. I don't know my friend's telephone number, and I thoughtit would be a surprise for you. You won't be ashamed of her. Few were looking at him. 'One last mystery Mathis said, 'and then I promise I will.' He looked at his watch. He looked at Bond's cards, and then at his own, and then back at Bond's. He slapped down their equivalent in ten plaques of a million each. 'Then it is remarkable that you are alive, and I congratulate you. Again he gave only a cursory look at his two cards. It would be better, they thought, to touch off the smoke- bomb first and, from inside the cloud of smoke, hurl the explosive bomb at you.