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Bette nodded as she turned off the radio. ”You’re probably right.” Bette paused leaning back on the counter while taking a sip of her coffee. ”Hey, do you remember that script you told me about. The one with the story of the lost art?”
”Uhh huh,” Tina nodded as she took a bite of toast. ”Mmmm, good toast, thanks Babe.”
Bette smiled as she continued with her inquiry. ”Do you think you can get me a copy of it. All this talk about looted art is really starting to peak my interest again.” Bette paused, ”I’ll be right back, I want to show you something.” Bette said as she headed out of the kitchen. A few minutes later she returned carrying an envelope. ”I forgot to tell you the other night about this letter that Paul Bonnet, the Gallerist from the Paris Peabody Gallery, found. It’s very old and we think it is about a stolen piece of art. The signature on the letter has worn off, but it appears the writer sent the letter to his or her mother. In the letter, the writer talks about a painting that was taken from a bonfire that was blazing behind a museum in Paris in the 1930’s.” Bette walked up to Tina and placed the letter on the counter.
”It’s in French.” Tina said with furrowed brows.
”Yeah,” Bette said as she placed another piece of paper next to the letter. ”This is the translation I made for James. He is all excited. He wants to go on a treasure hunt,” Bette gave a laughing smile. ”It has always been suspected that there are pieces of art that have not been recovered from that era. While doing research, Laura and I came across some information that gave us that idea about one piece but I never went back to check it out after I graduated. It was questionable back then and I tried to explain to James the likelihood of finding a missing looted art piece was pretty remote.”
Tina leaned over the letter. ”Let me get my glasses. I think I left them on the coffee table. I’ll be right back.” A few minutes later Tina came back and leaned over the letter as she put on her glasses.