Tuesday, September 15, 2009

James Bond Daily: A Handkerchief Code for Spies?

007 is surprised on p.93 of The Man With The Golden Gun:
Bond cursed himself. This was always happening in his particular trade. You were looking in the dark for a beetle with red wings. Your eyes were focused for that particular pattern on the bark of the tree. You didn't notice the moth with cryptic colouring that crouched quietly near by, itself like a piece of the bark, itself just as important to the collector. The focus of your eyes was too narrow. Your mind was too concentrated. You were using 1 x 100 magnification and your 1 x 10 was not in focus. Bond looked at the man with the recognition that exists between crooks, between homosexuals, between secret agents. It is the look common to men bound by secrecy -- by common trouble.
Listening to: The Mendoza Line - The Queen of England
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