On the night of the transport Morgan successfully picks up de Brusac and, reluctantly, takes on de Brusac's wife Helene as well. On the return trip there is a brush with a patrol boat and de Brusac is severely wounded.
Delivering his passengers to the hotel's basement, Morgan finds that Slim has obtained a job singing with the bar's pianist, Cricket. She did not use the plane ticket Morgan provided - choosing instead to stay near Morgan.
is half-amused, half-irritated by the implications of Slim's decision, but soon
has other things on his mind: it is too dangerous to bring in a doctor
to help de Brusac, so it is up to Morgan to remove the bullet from the wounded
Morgan watches Slim sing.
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