‘I don’t understand you at all; are you sure you are a detective?’‘So you want me to recover your lost money and jewelry then. How much money wasstolen?’‘Never mind the money; after they went away, I looked for an important item and it was alsomissing. It is a lucky charm. They must have taken it away’.‘So you want me to recover the lucky charm. What does it look like?’Raj took out the empty velvet case. It now only contained an image which was printed on asmall piece of parchment paper.‘It is called The Crooked Bullet’, Raj said. The image did look like a curved bullet or a banana. Heck, to Frank it looked like a bent dick.‘It looks like a bent dick,’ he said.‘Bent dick, bent bullet; it does not matter. What it matters is that my life will suffer if I don’tfind that lucky charm again. My business is suffering already because of this. Yesterday I did notmake many sales. I want you to find the lucky charm for me as soon as possible’.Frank was not a great believer in superstition, but the money which this promised to bringhis way, he quite loved.‘I charge a hundred pounds an hour,’ Frank told Raj.Raj looked at him for a long minute as if trying to read his mind and not succeeding. Hetook out a wooden case, opened it and brought out a medallion which dangled from a long chain.‘Look at this one. The stolen charm hangs also from a chain such as this’ Raj said, as heswung the medallion like a pendulum in front of Frank’s face. Frank was initially puzzled but in amoment found himself becoming hypnotized by the swinging medallion. Shaking his head torecover control, he stood and pushed. Raj fell against the wall, bounced off and fell upon the table.‘What the heck are you trying to do, you idiot’? Frank asked.‘Very sorry, I was trying to find out if you are really a detective. I don’t want to give moneyaway to a fake detective’, Raj uneasily tried to explain.‘Do I look anything like a fake detective to you?’ Frank growled. Raj nodded, silently.‘Think whatever you like; but this will cost you ten thousand pounds’ Frank said. ‘To findyour lost lucky charm will cost you ten thousand pounds’.‘You guarantee to find it for me?’‘It might take a bit of time, perhaps a couple of weeks; but I am able to find it’‘How will you find it then?’ still very suspiciously.‘I am a detective. There are several ways to skin a cat’.‘You do not like cats?’ Raj asked after a long minute.