"Then why not finish the arch? Take your case file with you, Clarice, I won’t need it anymore." He held it at arm’s length through the bars, his forefinger along the spine. She reached across the barrier and took it. For an instant the tip of her forefinger touched Dr. Lecter’s. The touch crackled in his eyes. “Thank you, Clarice.” “Thank you, Dr. Lecter.” And that is how he remained in Starling’s mind. Caught in the instant when he did not mock.