Harry Price is the redoubtable investigator into the unknown.
His entry into the story of Gef is when James Irving wrote to him about the phenomenon. Perhaps a little leery, Price asked his friend Captain MacDonald (Captian X) to look into it. Eventually he visited the farm and the Irvings accompanied by another friend, Lambert.
I get the feeling that Price does not believe the Irvings, but can't quite find the lever to crack the story open as a hoax.
PRICE: No, at first I was not interested.
PRICE: I get more than the lion's share of gloryseekers and frauds. I didn't credit your initial letter.
JAMES: I assure you that Gef is as real as you are.
PRICE: Well, of that I am not certain.
JAMES: You can talk to anybody here. They will vouch-
PRICE: -they have. The Captain reported back to me, and I'm here to see or hear for myself as a result.
JAMES: Well, there are no garauntees.
PRICE: Your diary was most helpful in that respect. Now, I have some questions. Let's see if we can draw out the beast.
JAMES: You're welcome to try. I haven't been able to trap, shoot or posion the little bugger.
PRICE: Was that..?
JAMES: No, just my daughter.
Voirrey, keep it down!
PRICE: I would like to speak with Voirrey and your wife at some point.
JAMES: You would, would you?
PRICE: They have their own observations I'm sure.
JAMES: They may.
PRICE: Mr Irving, is Gef real?
JAMES: You have my word.
PRICE: I have a colleague, Lambert, that will come with me on my next visit. I also will need to bring some equipment.
JAMES: we have no electricity.
PRICE: Rest assured, this equipment is simple in it's operation and requires batteries only. Which we will bring.
PRICE: Our presence will not be an inconvenience.
JAMES: Aye, well, stranger things have happened around here. And strangers will cause things to happen. I'll show you around.
This challenge has made for an interesting entry back into writing. I do need to get reacquainted with all of the background documents I've scavenged from around the web. It is irkesome to be writing and not really have a grasp of the real people before turning them into characters. Price loves magic, but how will I make that an effective part of the stage character? More reading. More research. More writing.