The Case of the Troubled Trustee Author:Erle Stanley Gardner "You defend criminals, don't you?" Kerry Dutton asked Perry Mason. — "Who's the criminal?" — Dutton touched his breast with his left forefinger. — Mason looked at his handsome visitor sharply. "You've been arrested or are out on bail?" — Dutton shook his head. "I haven't been arrested. I came to you to keep from being arrested - for embezlement." — "... more »How much have you embezzled?"
"Looking at it one way it's a quarter of a million dollars."
"From the facts as you tell them," Mason said, "I should pick up the phone and call the police."
"May I tell the story my way?"
It was a long story and Perry Mason grew more and more puzzled as he listened.« less