Wolfe: It was a bribe to silence me. Had it measured up to my conceit, sir, had it been the Kohinoor diamond or even the Zabara diamond it might have served its purpose.
Wolfe: The murderer has foolishly offended my self-esteem!
Wolfe: Before I disclose the murderer, I wish to speak to the Secretary of State.
District Attorney: Of New York?
Wolfe: Of the United States of America, you mid-level moron!
Wolfe: I resent your tone, your diction, your manners and your methods! Only a witling would call a man of my conceit a liar.
Wolfe: No, I'm not going fishing tomorrow.
Archie: Do you see any reason why I shouldn't?
Wolfe: None that I can think of except common sense.
In Europe, this episode is 92 minutes but the American version is shortened greatly to 45 minutes.
This episode is based on Rex Stout's short story of the same name, which is collected together with two other stories in Three for the Chair.