Tulkinghorn is often privy to sensitive information. He respects the courage lawyers summon up to keep him informed of developments. But it is apparent that some have more pluck than others.
A senior associate from a magic circle firm rang recently to tell Tulkinghorn of the wonderful news that he had secured a job in a bank. Tulkinghorn of course offered his congratulations to this most virile and successful fellow, enquiring as to his name, firm and practice area.
"That information could damage the firm," was the shocked response from the informant. "I'm a man of principles," he added, his feelings clearly hurt.
Tulkinghorn suggests that the mystery man, whomever he may be, will feel at home in the investment bank, filled, as it surely will be, with likeminded people of equal moral fortitude.