Duxieme Bureau Paris: Ladoux is seated at his desk smoking a cigar. Agent Denvignes enters
Denvignes: Monsieur Ladoux forgive me for disturbing you but I have some information which I think you’ll find most interesting. We have just decoded a message with regard to Mata Hari.
Ladoux: Mata … who? ( Suddenly remembers the name.) … ah yes….the exotic dancer that was. Go on. You intrigue me.
Denvignes: The lady now has a code name monsieur.
Ladoux: Indeed … And what is her code name Denvigne?
Ladoux: Ah … (Leans back in his chair .)
Denvignes: The wire we intercepted was from Karl Von Kramer. He is press attache ,..
Ladoux: Yes I know very well who he is….why don’t you just read me the wire hmm?
Ladoux: Lady? … Just read me the wire Denvignes.
Denvignes: ( Reads the wire.) Agent H21 to make contact with German Intelligence….Stop. All correspondence in invisible ink….Stop. 20,000 francs advance paid C/O Anna Lintjens,Hotel L’europe,The Hague…… Stop!
Ladoux: Anna Lintjens…Hmmm….Must be a code name for Kramer. Have this Mata Hari put under surveillance. Good work agent Denvignes I assign you to the task. That will be all.
Denvignes: I shall watch her day and night. I shall be diligent,alert and inconspicuous. I shall do whatever it takes to ensure that France is safe from this woman and all those like her. You can trust me. I shall not fail in my duty.
Ladoux: That will be all. …… Thank you Denvignes.
( Denvignes exits and Ladoux lights another cigar.)
Seems to me a little too obvious. Why would Mata Hari willingly accept a code name when she’s already got rid of the ink bottles and is really only after having her jewels and furs returned?