“What’s this?” Big X pointed at the portrait of Jenks.
“Tolly painted it,” said Reynolds.
“Remarkable. Looks like a photograph. Good enough for identity papers.”
“As long as it doesn’t get wet. Watercolors, you know.”
“Pity. What is he working on now?”
“He was copying the Soldbuchs for a while but was getting rather bored with it. It’s always a risk with talent like that. I believe now he’s working with the maps team.”
Big X scratched his chin. “I wonder.”
“If we might not have something a bit more engaging. We’ve been hatching a new scheme.”