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"Well, Derek?" Van Buren said.
Montague said, not without sympathy, "You have to be practical, Trevor. This would be an enormously expensive proposition, requiring financial support Nike jordan heels from private capital ... someone like this Lefferts. He's going to expect a reasonable return on his investment, and I can't say that I'd blame him. Only the government would finance a purely scientific venture, and I, for one, would not relish asking Parliament or even Buckingham Palace for the funding. Look, my friend, it should Jordan heels be entirely possible to recover that gold without disturbing the ship. Am I not correct, John?"
Hawke had the grace and also the honesty to look a little embarrassed. "Theoretically possible," he said gently. "Provided she's not smashed up too badly, of course. If we can work our way into the interior and get into that number cheap Louis Vuitton bags three cargo hold without having to clear away a mass of wreckage, we shouldn't be disturbing the Titanic to an excessive degree."
Van Buren bristled. "Your use of the word excessive sounds very much like an admission that you can't possibly get at the gold without tearing the ship apart."
"It might come to that," Hawke admitted.
The soft jordan heels voice was edged with emotion. "Might? I'd say you know damned well you'll have to destroy her!"
"Not unless we have to," Hawke retorted. "But I'd be a liar if I made you a flat promise not to disturb a rivet."