Border Incident

I didn't ask you guys
to interfere.

What's the matter, mac?
I got you out of a tough spot, didn't I?

I don't know.
Where are
those permits?

I got them
in a safe place.

I need them.
Sure you do.
Everybody does.

First those two scorpions
tried to get them,

Then Hugo wanted them.
Your little pal here--
He even tried to make a deal with me for them.

Just a little spadework.
Trying to help you out, that's all.

Yeah, thanks, Jeff.
Now, I don't want
to fool around with no go-Between, see?

I find if you do business
with the top man, you get the top price.

You're talking
to him.

How's $5.00 apiece?
You have over 400, haven't you?

Around 425.
Only the price is
$10 apiece.

You see, I know
a little town down in peru

Where, with 4 1/2 grand,
I could buy myself a lot of peace of mind, see?

It's a deal.
Where are they?

A friend's holding them
for me in kansas city.

Now, I could send him
a wire and tell him to airmail them down here.

You give me half
of the dough down

And put me back
over the border where the heat ain't so bad.

Write your wire.
Wait a minute.
What color dough
are you using?

The color of
the dough is ok. Write your wire.

How do I know you won't
double-Cross me?

You don't.
It's dealer's choice,
and I'm the dealer.

Write your wire.
Parkson ranch--
Is that the address?

Care of postmaster,
El Centro.

El Centro.

There you are.
"Box 1510,
main post office, kansas city, missouri.

"Dear roy,
please airmail me my manuscripts

Care of postmaster,
El Centro, California."

That's fine. Thanks.
Now, look. Look.
I'm hotter than
a firecracker, I tell you.

Put me back over
the line, will you?