Arturo: Mr. Mallory, are you familiar with the story of "The Appointment At Samarra?"
Quinn: No, guess not.
Arturo: A certain rich merchant was walking in the marketplace in Baghdad. As he looked across the street, he suddenly saw the figure of Death beckoning to him. The terrified man rushed home, mounted his fastest horse and rode a hundred miles to Samarra. That night, there was a knock on the door of his bedroom. He opened it... and there stood Death. "Why did you beckon me at the marketplace in Baghdad today?" asked the man. "I was not beckoning you," said Death. "I was merely surprised to see you in Baghdad, since I knew that tonight we had an appointment in Samarra."