"It was not payment," the book thief says. "There was no need for payment. The book did not belong to this library."
"So it was a bribe, then?" Jakin comes to stand by Mina's side.
"A distraction. I fail to see any logic behind your claim."
"I would never take a bribe!" Mina can hardly believe her ears. "I thought you were paying for it! You should have said!" She can feel tears of anger gathering and she doesn't care. "I gave it to Miss Ver Susa and now she's been arrested! And that is YOUR FAULT!"