The Case of the Negligent Nymph Author:Erle Stanley Gardner Perry Mason took the night glasses and raised them to his eyes. The woman he had seen swim in to the sandspit was standing a few feet from the illuminated sign. She was nude, with a small waterproof sack tied to her back. — From this sack she removed a bath towel with which she dried her slander, athletic body. Then she produced stockings, shoes ... more »and low-cut evening gown and dressed as unhurridly as though she had been at home in front of a mirror.
Fascinated, Mason watched her make up her face by the light of the sign. Then she draped the wet towel over the sign support and, leaving the empty sack on the sand, started walking calmly toward the house. Through his binoculars, he followed her smooth-hipped walk up the flagstone path until she was swallowed up in the shadows.
That was Perry Mason's first sight of the negligent nymph. He soon came to wish he had never seen her!« less