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The device, when Josephine reveals it, makes the audience gasp, and make the hushed ‘oooh' sound that crowds sometimes make when they see something impressive.

From Bina's perspective, at the back of the crowd, it just looks like a small black metal box. Sort of like a camera from an old movie. She lays it on the podium, and as she does, her husband leans in and whispers something to her, gesturing in Bina's direction.

She doesn't hear what Dubois says, but she hears Josephine's reply. "Oh, no dear, I have to lift the cover anyway. It's easier if I'm the one who doesn't look."

He protests but only for a few moments, then clasps her shoulder for a moment and steps down from the stage, leaving her alone with the machine.