Spy" [197 Movie: "Tinker

Mendel:
[about Guillam] He does sound jumpy. He might have overdone it a bit there. He was very loud. I've seen it all before, tough ones who crack at 40. They lock it away, pretend it isn't happening, all of a sudden you find 'em sat in front of their desks, the tears pouring on the blotter.


[Smiley looks at him critically]



Mendel:
I thought I ought to say what's on my mind.



George Smiley:
I think Peter will manage... You heard something about his murderous assignment in French North Africa, I suppose?



Mendel:
Something. Whispers.



George Smiley:
Peter was overmatched, and lost. His agents were hanged. No one recovers entirely from that sort of thing. That is, I wouldn't trust a man... who did.

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