At the end Jim discovers Dave Delaroux painted Beth's portrait over what Jim calls a "Federal Bearer Bond." A close up of the bond shows Dave Delaroux's name typed on it. Bearer bonds are called by that name because they are not issued to a particular person; whoever happens to posses the bond (i.e., the bearer), is the legal owner of it, regardless of who the original owner was. They would never have the owner's name typed on it as that would make it a regular bond. Several years after this show bearer bonds were made illegal in the US for the very reason used in this story: it made for an easy way to launder money and smuggle it outside of the country. See more
Two years ago when I first met you, I thought, 'This is the one', and I took out my little lariat and I swung it over my head and I took dead aim, and I tossed. I must have thrown it 50 times since then. But I gotta hand it to you, Jim, you're a tough catch. Sometime, I don't know, last year I guess, I sort of settled for friend and I started looking for someone with more long range possibilities. David looked like a good candidate.
Thanks, but I'm still jealous.