The Turning of the Worm 7
- Dan walked over to the professor's office after using the wall boards to find
it. He knocked on the door gently.
"Come in," said a pleasant female voice. It reminded Dan of one of his
acquaintances that he had met through his work.
He stepped through the door, surveying the imposed order on the twin offices.
He knew that Yamamoto's secretary had a place for everything and everything
in its place when he saw the workspace.
"Hello," Dan said, smiling a little. "My name is Hayata. I'm checking into
a former student of Professor Yamamoto. He suggested I see you about any
paperwork he might have had."
"What is the student's name?," asked the secretary politely.
"Izama Kana," said Dan. "I would like to know if he had any known associates
while he was studying here."
"Not that I know of," said the woman. "The professor does keep photos of
portfolios. Let me get that file. Do you know what year the file would be
Dan gave her the year, wondering if he had met the woman before. He noted
that she had avoided giving him her name, and there wasn't a name plate on
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