Tulkinghorn is very protective over the lovely ladies who work on the newsdesk of The Lawyer. Being fragrant beauties, he does not like to hear that their modesty has been affronted. So he was frankly shocked to hear of the approaches from one of the heads of legal attending Monte Carlo.
The reporter had left a message for him asking to do an interview. She was slightly surprised when on bumping into him, he agreed to do the interview and proposed that they should "hook up" later and go for a swim together. At two in the morning.
She would have accepted, of course, but Tulkinghorn fears that it is always difficult to take notes while doing the breast stroke.
No pun intended.