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When the girls arrived, each man took one to his room. Paszkowski wondered why `grandfather' needed a prostitute as he didn't seem as if he could still be interested in sex. Early the next morning, the older man woke them all up, paid the prostitutes and sent them on their way. At breakfast, he explained Paszkowski's mission to him. "There are two dissidents in Paris whom we need to get back to Poland. " He pulled out photos of a man and woman. They looked familiar to Paszkowski, but he couldn't quite place them.
Once out of Germany, he would elude them again. He wasn't going to work for the SB ever again at any price. I was planning to break out of the jail anyway, so the grandfather's offer came in handy. The SB could get me over international borders in a few hours without any problems. I had no scruples using the SB, knowing their methods of operation. They thought they could lure me back into the service; after all I was a trained agent they could use for their operations abroad. Who better to use for a double agent than someone who had so publicly `escaped' from Poland by hijacking a plane.
Robert Fisher was to blend into a nameless, faceless background of refugees. The Canadian government would take care of the rest, making sure that my papers would be processed as quickly as possible. They also told me not to worry about the Italian police taking my finger prints and finding out I was wanted by Interpol. It would be arranged with Italian authorities that they would ignore such findings. Once in the refugee camp in Italy and having officially applied to immigrate to Canada as Robert Fisher, I would be called twice to the Canadian Embassy in Rome for an interview as all refugees are.