"There wasn’t much I could do during those three weeks while waiting for my luggage but during that time Maurice introduced me to the young courier for the
network. Something quite funny happened when we
met. I’m sure Maurice did it on
purpose. He must have told him,
“Tomorrow morning we have a meeting with an agent who has just arrived.” We met in Auvergne park.
You should have seen his expression when he saw me! On the spur of the moment I didn’t understand
why. Later, when I was wondering why he
looked so surprised to see me there, the penny dropped -- he must have been
expecting a man, not a woman!" Clermont-Ferrand
Excerpt from Code Name Pauline: The Memoirs of a WWII Special Agent. Pearl is also featured in the British section of Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue.