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Flight Of The Swallow
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Story Behind The Art
Swallows can float into a room—or down a street—and draw every eye to them. In intelligence work, such stunning women are invaluable as a distraction. Here, for instance, the agent assigned to protect his case officer at the meeting in the Florian has revealed his weakness and diverted his attention. Do swallows have to be women? The German Stasi built quite a reputation for using "ravens" to seduce female government workers. In this case, did someone slip unnoticed past the guard? We can’t tell for sure, but if no violence was planned, why would the swallow be there in the first place?