The Case of the Stuttering Bishop Author:Erle Stanley Gardner "Would you fight for a poor person against a millionaire?" Bishop Mallory asked. — "I'd fight for a client against the devil himself," Mason replied. — "There's a great deal of money involved. It's going to be a m-m-mean case. If you win it, your fee can be two or three hundred thousand dollars. And the only chance to win is through m-m-my test... more »imony as a witness."
"I'm going to arrange an interview where you'll meet persons whose stories will seem incredible but will be true. After that I must d-d-d-disappear until you drag me into court." And with that Bishop Mallory rose and pounded across the office, slamming the door behind him.
"How did you size him up?" Della Street asked.
"If he's a bishop," Mason said, "he's pretty human."
"Why do you say if?"
"Because," Mason said slowly, "bishops don't stutter."« less