Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Fugitive Generation (iii)

MALONEY (CONT'D): Wait! Sombebody's coming.

Kelly and Maloney back away from door. Kelly draws his gun again. MR. BERNSTEIN, 78, appears at the end of the hallway. Mr. Bernstein wears a workingman's cap,walks slowly and carries a small bag of groceries and newspaper. He stops suddenly when he notices the guns pointed at him. Kelly and Maloney put guns back in their holsters.

KELLY: We're from the FBI. We want to look inside your apartment.

Kelly flashes his FBI I.D. at Mr. Bernstein.

MR. BERNSTEIN (slight Yiddish accent): FBI? My apartment? Why my apartment?

MALONEY: We're looking for James Greenberg. He lives in this apartment. He knows where the Weather fugitives are.

MR. BERNSTEIN: My wife and me live here. We just moved here from Pelham Parkway. My name is Bernstein. Not Greenberg.

MALONEY: Then let us look inside. If Greenberg doesn't live here, why doesn't she open the door?

Mr. Bernstein unlocks the door, leads Kelly and Maloney into apartment.

MR. BERNSTEIN: She never opens the door to anyone. It might be a mugger. Or a rapist.