He smiled at the guard as he handed him the key – room number 45 on the first floor – and received the text. Bond Splendide Royale-Les-Enux Seine Ha – Havana cigars Entire Cuban factory 1915 Ten million Repeat Ten million Stop Hope to meet your demand. You might be a veteran if there is no black and white only green poster. That means 10 million francs are on the way to you. That was the answer to an offer that that afternoon Bond sent across Paris to his London headquarters, asking for more money. Paris spoke to London, where Bond’s chief Clements reported to M., who smiled wryly and ordered the “Broker” to settle the proceedings with the Treasury.