The Case of the Drowning Duck Author:Erle Stanley Gardner Perry Mason and Officer Haggerty entered the apartment. Across the room was a big goldfish bowl with a miniature castle and some sort of green grass and some colored shells strewn along the bottom. A couple of goldfish swam lazily. In the tank, so far submerged that only the top of its head and part of its beak were protruding, a little duck ... more »was feebly struggling.
"What's wrong with that duck?" the officer said.
Mason glanced quickly. "What's behind that door?"
The officer opened the door. A peculiar, acrid odor seeped by them. Mason flung open a window while the officer opened another door that led to the kitchen, then came staggering out.
"Kitchen...dead man...gas..." he said and collapsed into a chair.« less