|“||I was not trying to kill you! I was merely introducing myself. Visitors are rare indeed in... the city that was once Belgrade.||”|
Passepartout and Phileas Fogg stay in a desolate hotel in Belgrade overnight, believing it to be empty. Regardless of whether Passepartout falls asleep or stays awake then defends himself when he notices an intruder, Pavle will appear and hold a knife to his throat in the early hours of the morning. After realising he is not an Austro-Hungarian, Pavle relaxes his guard and explains his tired existence and need to simply survive. Passepartout can present him him with Herr Danzer's stolen Zauberflote. Pavle realises that if his sister can copy it, it will turn the tides of the war. After thanking Passepartout profusely and offering him passage to Sofia, Pavle takes his leave.
After showing his instinctive aggressiveness that he uses to survive, Pavle proves himself to be an earnest man who is not unkind and is stretched quite thin emotionally from the lack of effect he and the Belgrade survivors can have on the war.