The Case of the Mischievous Doll Author:Erle Stanley Gardner "I'm going to represent you," Perry Mason said, "but I want to point out that some of the things you've been doing are not going to be conducive to securing acquittal." — "What of it?" she answered. "It's my body and I like it and it's beautiful." — "You don't need to argue with me," Mason replied. "I'm sinply telling you that many a person has vi... more »olated the noral code and then been unfortunate enough to be charged with murder."
"You want to present me to the public as a big-hearted young woman who acts on inpulse, and is sometimes misunderstood, but at heart is rather demure?"
"To hell with it," she said. "I'm not going to change my personality just to beat a murder rap."
Perry Mason sighed as he picked up his brief case. "I was afraid you'd have that attitude."
"I've got it," she told him. "And now you know."« less