When the Agents met again, they immediately went to work. Agent Q had brought the letter, which they all signed so that it was ready to mail. Then a group of Agents set out for the menâ€™s base. Agents T and Q had brought voice recorders, which they hid in the stump that marked the entrance to the menâ€™s base.
Meanwhile, Agents S and M had been left to watch the hideout while the other Agents were gone. Shortly after the Agents had left, they saw the men walking down the trail. As before, the men were talking about their plan.
â€œVous savez, j’aime bien parler franÃ§ais. Nous devrions faire Ã§a plus souvent,â€ the Man said thoughtfully.
â€œOui. Elle rÃ©duit considÃ©rablement la chance que nous serons espionnÃ© sur,â€ agreed his comrade.
Meanwhile, the Agents in the hideout were very surprised about the menâ€™s change of language.
â€œI think theyâ€™re speaking French!â€ exclaimed Agent S.
â€œGood thing Agent R records everything,â€ said Agent M. â€œOtherwise we wouldnâ€™t be able to tell what theyâ€™re saying, unless you understand French.â€
Meanwhile, the men were still within range of Agent Râ€™s microphones.
â€œMaintenant, nous allons parler du plan,â€ declared the Man.
â€œOui. Je ne peux pas attendre pour tirer le PrÃ©sident!â€ exclaimed his comrade.
â€œJe serai dans la partie supÃ©rieure gauche, et vous serez dans le coin supÃ©rieur droit. Nous allons lui tirer dessus Ã XX:XX,â€ The Man explained.
â€œOui. Je comprends,â€ agreed his comrade.
Then the men were too far away to be picked up by the voice recorder.
As soon as the men were gone, Agents S and M walkie-talkied the other Agents to tell them that the men were coming. The Agents near the menâ€™s base hurried back to the trail and took a detour to avoid running into the men on their way back to the hideout.
Once they arrived, Agents M and S explained how the men had spoken French as they walked by.
â€œDoes anyone speak French?â€ asked Agent M.
No one volunteered.
â€œCould we use Google Translate or something?â€ suggested Agent A.
â€œBut this is a voice recording. You would have to be able to spell the words,â€ argued Agent P.
â€œIs there an app that lets you speak French and then translate?â€ wondered Agent H.
â€œI can look,â€ volunteered Agent J, pulling out his/her phone.
Fortunately, Agent J was able to quickly find an app that could translate spoken French.
Agent M played the recording and all the Agents gathered around Agent J and his/her phone. They watched as the app translated the menâ€™s conversation.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â You know, I like to speak French. We should do this more often.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Yes. It greatly reduces the chance that we will be spied on.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Now let’s talk about the plan.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Yes. I can not wait to shoot the President!
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â I’ll be in the upper left, and you’ll be in the upper right corner. We will shoot him XX:XX.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Yes. I understand.
â€œOh my gosh!â€ cried Agent T. â€œThis is exactly what we need!â€
â€œYeah,â€ agreed Agent M. â€œNow we know exactly when and where they’ll be so we can stop them.â€
â€œCouldn’t we just tell the police where they are and when they will shoot?â€ asked Agent J.
â€œThey still probably won’t believe us.â€ Agent A pointed out.
â€œYeah. This is just another conversation that we overheard. It wonâ€™t make a difference for the police,â€ agreed Agent P.
â€œWell, now that we know exactly when and where they will shoot, we can plan to wave the signs right between the men and the President just a few seconds before they shoot,â€ declared Agent Q.
â€œI brought a map of the XXXXXXX XXXXXXXXX, the place where they plan to shoot him,â€ announced Agent S, as he/she pulled a brochure out of his/her pocket. He/she laid out the map so the other Agents could see it. â€œHere is where the man will be, and this is where his comrade will be.â€ He/she drew 2 Xâ€™s on the map. â€œThe President will be over here.â€ Agent S drew a circle in a different spot on the map.
â€œSo we should be sitting somewhere in here,â€ said Agent N, indicating an area on the map.
â€œMore like right here, because we want to be as close to the men as possible,â€ recommended Agent T.
â€œYou know, we should also have some people sitting near the front to alert the FBI. After the men shoot, they can show he FBI where the men are,â€ suggested Agent M.
â€œMaybe we should also have some people stationed near the roof,â€ added Agent H. â€œDidn’t the men say that was how they would get away?â€
â€œBut how would they be able to stop the men? The men have guns. These people would be putting themselves in great danger,â€ argued AgentÂ J.
â€œYou’re right. But we wouldn’t try to stop the men. We would just watch them and tell the FBI where they are,” explained Agent H.
“Oh. I guess we could do that,” conceded Agent J.
The Agents continued to make plans for their activities at the event at which the men planned to shoot the President. During their next meeting they made plans to acquire tickets and where each Agent would sit so they could keep track of what the men were doing. They also made signs and decided who would wave them. All of the Agents were excited and nervous as the day of the event came closer and closer.
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