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ESG - The Case of the Fenced-In Woman

ESG - The Case of the Fenced-In Woman

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Published by: shruthishastry on Feb 10, 2011
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Erle Stanley Gardner 
Chapter OnePERRY MASON, reading a Supreme Court decision, looked up asDella Street, his confidential secretary, entered the office."Della," he said, "endless complications can flow from humanconduct. A lawyer never knows what's going to turn up next."Della Street, a slight smile elevating the corners of her lips, said,"The case of Morley Eden, for instance.""That's right," Mason said. "Take- Who did you say, Della?""Morley Eden.""Eden . . . Eden," Mason repeated thoughtfully. "I don't rememberthat case. What was it, Della?"
"You haven't heard it yet," Della Street said. "He's waiting in theouter office. He seems to be in quite a predicament.""What's his trouble?" Mason asked."A beautiful woman has run a five - strand barbed - wire fencethrough the middle of his house," Della Street said.Mason's eyes searched her. "Is he kidding you, or are you kiddingme?" he asked."Neither. There's a five - strand barbed - wire fence runningdirectly through his house, with an attractive woman living on theother side of the fence. She apparently has a striking figure,takes sunbaths, but-"Mason said, "Now that's a situation which illustrates my point. Byall means, let's hear the story at firsthand.""You have an appointment in fifteen minutes," Della Streetreminded him."That's one client who will have to wait a few minutes," Masonsaid. "We must talk with Morley Eden."Della Street vanished through the door to the outer office and ina matter of seconds was back, escorting a somewhat stockyindividual in his early thirties who was grinning broadly."Mr. Mason, Mr. Eden," Della Street said, and moved over to hersecretarial chair.

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