"You've got me up here under false pretenses," said model Dawn Manning to Perry Mason.
"Not exactly, " Mason answered. "I'm a lawyer and I'm willing to pay for your time." "Are you intending to sue somebody?"
"Not necessarily" "What do you want from me?"
"First I'd like to know about the automobile accident." "And you don't want to take pictures?"
"Yes, I want pictures, too."
Dawn Manning talked: Perry Mason kept asking questions. He began to see a connection between the accident in the stolen car and the murder of Meridith Borden--a connection the police would also discover all too soon.
"All right," he said. "Now I'd like to take some pictures."
"Bruises and all?" Dawn Manning asked, laughing.
"Particularly the bruises."
"Okay. Pull the shades and we'll get to work."