A newsboy shouts the news of the day: “Extra! Extra! “Thieves steal the Pittingball diamond!” 

Meanwhile, in a Long Island cabin, Gerhard reads the newspaper while Sakarty licks the diamond and says sweet things to it in a low voice.

“The Herald calls us thieves, Sak!”

“And what did you expect? That they would call you handsome?”, Sakarty says and continues licking the diamond.

“It makes me mad!”

He grabs the jacket and heads for the door.

“Where are you going?”

“I am gonna give his due that journalist for treating us with so little respect. And you stop sucking the diamond! You are covering it with drool! Stupid jerk! I would lynch you if it weren’t because I just got a manicure.”

“You don’t know what it is to be in love. What a pity.”

But Gerhard has already closed the door behind him with a slam.

Shortly after, Gerhard shows up at the New York Herald’s editorial department.

“Attention! (he shouts) Here is a witness to the theft of the Pittingball diamond!” 

“You kidding? There were no witnesses. We know for sure”, someone says.

“I happened to pass by the Pittingball house safe when everything happened.”

“Did you see the guilty?”

“Yes. And I assure you they were not thieves but respectable people.” He puts emphasis on these last words.

At that moment, Squattedman arrives flying and perches on the window sill, squatting.

“Wow! (Gerhard exclaims) What kind of bird is that?”

“It can’t be a bird (a journalist refutes) Don’t you see that he has no wings?”

“But he does fly and go naked like the birds.”

Squattedman cheeps imitating a canary.

“And he even cheeps like the birds!”, Gerhard exclaims astonished.

“That doesn’t mean anything. My sister cheeps and is not a bird.”

Squattedman loses his patience and, always squatting, goes to Gerhard and takes him by the flap: “Where is the diamond? Answer me!”

“I dont know. A couple of exceedingly polite gentlemen took it.”

Squattedman faces Gerh with a mirror: “Wouldn’t this be one of them?”

“Yes! That’s him on the mirror there! I recognize him for his handsomeness and his expressive face.”

“He has confessed!”, everybody shouts.

“So what? There’s no cop here. Who’s going to catch me?”

“I already caught you. (Squattedman says) And soon you will have to reckon with the cops.” And, after a blast, he pops off the window with the jewel thief well grabbed.

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