The Case of the Queenly Contestant Author:Erle Stanley Gardner PERRY MASON WAS FIRED! — "I'm not going to do anything of which my conscience wouldn't approve," Perry Mason told Ellen Adair. — "I don't think I want you on that basis," she said. — "You don't have to have me." — "But you've been to a lot of expense..." — "That," Mason said, "will be my contribution to the cause." — Ellen hesitated a moment, then sai... more »d: "Here are two one-hundred-dollar bills. You may consider that the case has been withdrawn from you. The more I see of you, the more I think you will be too damn conscientious."
She stood up, head held high, queenly as ever. "Good night," she said, and swept out.« less