The next morning, the two RCMP officers picked me up and we drove to a quiet spot, where I reported on what had been said. They asked me to find out about the girl that Lev had mentioned, and to keep them informed of any new developments. The sum of money Lev had offered made them think that he was being directed in his activities by someone else -they were by now fairly certain that he was up to no good.


From this time onwards, I spent most of my time lying to Lev, to try and pick up further information. I found that this espionage game wasn't as difficult as I expected. I discovered that the girl in question was a student at least, he said she was,) and that he was going skating with her the next weekend, I pretended that I was also going skating and thus learned the exact time he was going, so that the RCMP could get a look at the girl.


Lev was getting more and more friendly with me, all this time, and I felt quite bad when he told me I was his best friend. He must have thought I was drinking heavily, because whenever he asked, I said I'd finished the last bottle he'd given me, and he would give me another. Of course, I was actually handing the bottles straight over to the RCMP.


One evening, the officers gave me a document from DND, on a thermoelectric device. It was not a classified or secret document, but it was one that would not be easily obtainable by the Russians. The next morning, I handed it over to Lev, explaining that I had found a friend that could get me papers from the Defence laboratory. Lev was delighted. He flicked through the pages, then produced a billfold and handed me fifty dollars, "to show that he kept his promises? I then told him that my friend could get more Information, if Lev would tell me exactly what he wanted. (This was all true, of  course - I just didn't mention that my “friend” was a Mountie.)


Again he was unspecific, saying that what he was interested in could be part of any of the research at DND, so he was interested in "all”.  Eventually, however, he said he wanted the Annual Report of the whole Defence research establishment. I said I would try to get it.


As soon as he left the lab for the day, not long after he had received the papers, I searched his desk to make sure the document had gone, then called the RCMP, as I had been requested, presumably so that they could watch where Lev went with the material. I had given him.


That evening, I handed over the fifty dollars to the officers, and told them the events of the day. They decided that, from now on, they had better not come to my home, as things were likely to hot up, since papers and money had changed hands, and they didn't want to get caught there. It all began to sound a bit frightening.