- "Three days. And now the principal is fifteen percent higher. And I would very much like to spend some time with your new wife."
- ―Gift extorting Whitwell, 1927.[src]
In 1927, Whitwell met with Gift in the Café de Paris, a nightclub, to discuss about the heavy debts that the man owned to the Templar. Gift threatened Whitwell, using the reputation of his Order, but eventally gave him a delay in exchange for some "quality time" with Whitwell's new wife, Melissa. However, as Whitwell was introducing his wife to Gift, the man fled, chased and later killed by the Black Cross for tarnishing the good name of the Templar Order.