They were units of twenty men, each with a light armored car, six jeeps, a wireless truck, and three lorries, and they were controlled by a joint Anglo-American headquarters in SHAEF, which also fed them with targets from the Army Intelligence units and from the SIS and OSS. Major Smythe had been Number Two of A Force, which had been allotted the Tirol an area full of good 2014 wholesale nfl jerseys cheap supply hiding places with easy access to Italy and perhaps out of Europe that was known to have been chosen as funkhole Number One by the people MOB Force was after. And, as Major Smythe had just told Bond, they had had themselves a ball. All without firing a shot except, that is, two fired by Major Smythe.James Bond said casually, Does the name of Hannes Oberhauser ring a bell? Major Smythe frowned, trying to remember. Can't say it does. It was eighty degrees in the shade, but he shivered. Let me refresh your memory. On the same day as those documents were given to you to look over, you made inquiries at the Tiefenbrnner Hotel, where you were billeted, for the best mountain guide in Kitzbhel. You were referred to Oberhauser. The next day you asked your CO for a day's leave, which was granted. Early next morning you went to Oberhauser's chalet, put him under close arrest, and drove him away in your jeep. Does that ring a bell? That phrase about refreshing your memory. How often had Major Smythe himself used it when he was trying to trap a German liar? Take your time! You've been ready for something like this for years. Major Smythe shook his head doubtfully. Can't say it does. A man with graying hair and a gammy leg. Spoke some English, he'd been a ski teacher before the war. Major Smythe looked candidly into the cold, clear blue eyes. Sorry. Can't help you. James Bond took a small blue leather notebook out of his inside pocket and turned the leaves. He stopped turning them. He looked up. At that time, as side arms, you were carrying a regulation Webley-Scott forty-five with the serial number eight-nine-six-seven-three-sixty-two. It was certainly a Webley. Damned clumsy weapon. Hope they've got something more like the Luger or the heavy Beretta these days. But I can't say I ever took a note of the number. The number's right enough, said James Bond. I've got the date of its issue to you by HQ and the date when you turned it in. You signed the book both times. Major Smythe shrugged. Well then, it must have been my gun. But he put rather angry impatience into his voice what, if I may ask, is all this in aid of? James Bond looked at him almost with curiosity. He said, and now his voice was not unkind, You know what it 2014 wholesale nfl jerseys usa free shipping is all about, Smythe. He paused and seemed to reflect. Tell you what. I'll go out into the garden for ten minutes or so. Give you time to think things over. Give me a hail. He added seriously It'll make things so much easier for you if you come out with the story in your 2014 nike nfl jerseys wholesale own words. Bond walked to the door into the garden. He turned around. I'm afraid it's only a question of dotting the i's and crossing the t's. You see I had a talk with the Foo brothers in Kingston yesterday. He stepped out onto the lawn.Something in Major Smythe was relieved. Now at least the battle of wits, the trying to invent alibis, the evasions, were over. If this man Bond had got to the Foos, to either of them, they would have spilled the beans. The last thing they wanted was to get in bad with the government, and anyway there was only about six inches of the stuff left.Major Smythe got briskly to his feet and went to the loaded sideboard and poured himself out another brandy and ginger ale, almost fifty-fifty. He might as well live it up while there was still time! The future wouldn't hold many more of these for him. He went back to his chair and lit his twentieth cigarette of the day. He looked at his watch. It said eleven-thirty. If he could be rid of the chap in an hour, he'd have plenty of time with his people. He sat and drank and marshaled his thoughts. He could make the story long or short, put in the weather and the way the flowers and pines had smelled on the mountain, or he could cut it short. He would cut it short.* * *Up in that big double bedroom in the Tiefenbrnner, with the wads of buff and gray paper spread out on the spare bed, he hadn't been looking for anything special, just taking samples here and there and concentrating on the ones marked, in red, KOMMANDOSACHE HCHST VERTRAULICH. There weren't many of these, and they were mostly confidential reports on German top brass, intercepts of broken allied ciphers, and information about the whereabouts of secret dumps. Since these were the main targets of A Force, Major Smythe had scanned them with particular excitement food, explosives, guns, espionage records, files of Gestapo personnel. A tremendous haul! And then, at the bottom of the packet, there had been the single envelope sealed with red wax and the notation ONLY TO BE OPENED IN FINAL EMERGENCY. The envelope contained one single sheet of paper. It was unsigned, and the few words were written in red ink. The heading said VALUTA, and beneath it was written: WILDE KAISER. FRANZISKANER HALT. 100 M. STLICH STEINHGEL. WAFFENKISTE. ZWEI BAR 24 KT. Under that was a list of measurements in centimeters. Major Smythe held his hands apart as if telling a story about a fish he had caught. The bars would be about as wide as his shoulders and about two by four inches. And one single English sovereign of only eighteen carats was selling nowadays for two to three pounds! This was a bloody fortune! Forty, fifty thousand pounds worth! Maybe even a hundred! He didn't stop to think, but, quite coolly and speedily, in case anyone should come in, he put a match to the paper and the envelope, ground the ashes to powder, and swilled them down the lavatory. Then he took out his large-scale Austrian ordnance map of the area 2014 wholesale nike nfl jerseys paypal and in a moment had his finger on the Franziskaner Halt. It was marked as an uninhabited mountaineer's refuge on a saddle just below the highest of the easterly peaks of the Kaiser mountains, that awe-inspiring range of giant stone teeth that gave Kitzbhel its threatening northern horizon. And the cairn of stones would be about there his fingernail pointed and the whole bloody lot was only ten miles and perhaps a five hours' climb away!