The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito Author:Erle Stanley Gardner "Della, are you sick?" Perry Mason asked, placing his hand over hers. She tried to smile. "Something I've eaten. There's a burning sensation in my throat - a metallic taste. I'm going to the bathroom." — Mason strode to the window and called to the nurse, Velma Starler, who ran in immediately. "Miss Street," he explained, "went in search of ... more »a bathroom. She had nausea and complained of a metallic taste..."
Without waiting for him to finish, Miss Starler grabbed the telephone and called Dr. Kenward. "He'll be over right away," she said.
"What is it?" Mason asked.
"Arsenic poisoning. Mr. Mason, are you all right?"
"When Dr. Kenward comes," Mason said, collapsing into a chair, "tell him he has two patients."« less