"Mr. Drake, I presume?"
"That's right. My name's Ezra Drake."
"Well, Mr. Drake, I'm George W. Blank and as a result of painstaking investigations I am convinced that you are a relative of the great Sir Francis Drake. I believe that you have a just claim to the spoils which Sir Francis accumulated through privateering operations in the 16th Century and which are held in trust in England, awaiting the appearance of rightful heirs."
"For land's sake, Mr. Blank! What had I better do about it?"
"You may safely leave the matter to me, Mr....