Protagonist saw hitchhiker on the side of the road and decides to give him a ride
One hundred and twenty miles per hour!
And do you mind telling me exactly what speed you were doing just now?
Do you know what is the speed limit in this country?
The hitchhiker looks like a ratty-faced man with grey teeth.His eyes were dark and quick and clever,like rat's eyes,and his ears were slightly pointed at the top.He had a cloth cap on his head and was wearing a greyish-coloured jacket with enormous pocket .
Where d'you think I got it? Off the top of your trousers,of course.
Ever seen this belt before?
Hey! That's mine,isn't it? It is mine! Where did you get it?
The officer lost both books,the one with my name on it and the one with yours. Raising both of the books,he said "easiest job I ever done."
They started talking about their jobs and the hitchhiker challenge protagonist to see how fast the car can go.
You've heard of a goldsmith or a silversmith,for instance.They're experts with gold and silver.I'm expert with my fingers,so I'm a fingersmith.
It must be an interesting job.
You're a genius!
Suddenly,they were stop by the police officer for speeding,the officer took down their details and books the protagonist issuing him a hefty fine and penalty.He got into trouble because the hitchhiker challenged him to speed.While in a terrible state,the protagonist starts to wonder why the hitchhiker lied to the officer and becomes suspicious of him.
While on the way to London,protagonist questioned the hitchhiker and he reveals that there's more to him than meets the eye.He performs a simple demonstration to show the protagonist what he actually does for a living.The driver is amazed.
The hitchhiker reveals that he is a fingersmith and reveals that he have the both the black book where the officer wrote their details and that makes them both excited and relieved all at once.