Lt. Kia: Excellent, chalk marks and photographs, now you can remove the body. I'm sorry to have kept you so long. I find your story a little hard to believe. What you say you found here, Mr. Drake, does not correspond with what we have found.
Paul: I can't help that, Lieutenant.
Lt. Kia: It is your contention that someone, while informing Mr. Logan of your discovery, made off with the spear and spear gun you claim to have seen.
Paul: They hardly disappeared by themselves.
Jarvis Logan: (about Paul Drake) He had my permission. He's an ornithologist. He's studying and photographing seabirds.
Lt. Kia: Oh yes I forgot. I imagine you're particularly interested in our Nestor Productus which feeds only at nights.
Paul: That's right, Lieutenant.
Lt. Kia: Mr. Drake, the Nestor Productus is an extinct parrot the last of which died on Phillip Island fifty years ago.