Feet First

- A peculiar boy.
- Yes.

So, uh, you're
in the leather business, huh?

Oh, yes, yes, yes.
You see, Mr. Tanner...

very few people realize
what leather really is...

and what it means to mankind.
It's leather
in the time of war...

furnishes our horses
with harness...

to pull the cannons,
to conquer our enemies.

Where would Napoleon
have been...

without leather
to make a saddle?

Heh. Why, he would've been
riding bareback.

And then think of shoes.
Could we walk through
snow and slush barefoot?

- No!
- No!

Could we walk
through the desert barefoot?

- No!
- No! A thousand times no!

Why, shoes are the greatest
things in the world.

Heh, we should thank heaven
for shoes, Mr. Tanner.

Quite so, quite so.
Say, you seem
to have made a study of it.

Oh, well, heh, I am studying
one thing or another...

most of the time, heh.
Where do you make
your headquarters?

Hmm? Oh, uh,
oh, practically anywhere.

Oh, quite a globe trotter.
We're leaving ourselves
by the end of the week.

I don't suppose,
by any chance...

that you'll be going back
to America on the same boat?

Uh, well, yes, and no.
You see, the fact is...
I thought I heard a bell.
So did I.
Oh, well, you hear
a lot of funny things...

down here in the tropics.
Mosquitoes and dragons
and bananas and...

Oh, pardon me.
Uh, yes? Yes.
Yes, ye... no! No.
Yes, now,
as I was about to say...

No, no, I don't want to hear
anything further about it.

Well, uh, now, uh...
there is, uh...
yes, uh, there's just a chance.

That's a way out.