Transcription; Cooper in Seattle :
1. 2. Testing." "Diane, itís 8 A.M., Seattle, Washington. As you
have no doubt surmised, by the clarity of this tape, Iíve purchased
a new Micro-Mac pocket tape recorder.-íThe big little recorderí
at Wallyís Rent-to-Own, 1145 North Hilltop. Where, as the sign says,
ĎA bargain is a bargain, no matter what the cost.í -for twenty-one
dollars and eighty-nine cents, cash."
decided to pass on the rent-to-own option, Diane. Leasing may be
the fast track to an appearance of affluence, but equity will keep
you warm at night. I have no doubt that this new model will prove
to be an extremely useful tool in the investigatory process- where
the most fleeting insight can be lost if your hardware isnít as
solid as you think it."
have two stops to make, Diane. Woís House of Cloth, where I am picking
up a new black suit, upping my total to five- one for each day of
the week, presuming I donít have to work weekends. Frequently not
a safe assumption. One hundred, ninety-nine dollars and ninety-nine
cents, including alterations. Second stop, the regional Bureau office
to pick up some files. Although I have wrapped up the fiber-sample
procedure seminar I came here to conduct, it looks like Iíll be
heading east on a new case, instead of back to Philadelphia. Will
fill you in on the details after Iíve been briefed."