"It works!" cried Doctor Geisteskrank. Bartlett looked up from the account books with bags under his eyes. The doctor was standing beside a vibrating crystalline tuning fork.
"What is it?" asked Bartlett.
"A lie reflector! It not only detects lies, but actively repels them. No more dithering around. What do you think?"
Bartlett opened his mouth. "It's..." His voice caught. He glanced down at the accounts and felt an overpowering urge to scribble through several lines.
Doctor Geisteskrank ducked the heavy account book. He heard the crash of shattering crystal. "What was that for?"
"You wouldn't believe me," said Bartlett.