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Pass the Gravy (Bertha Cool and Donald Lam)
Pass the Gravy - Bertha Cool and Donald Lam Author:Erle Stanley Gardner, A. A. Fair Jerome L. Campbell was a big man with a patronizing attitude. He sized Donald Lam up with cold eyes. "Mister Lam," he asked, "what do you mean?" — "Under the terms of the trust," Donald answered, "you pay over the money to Amos Gage if he's still alive and hasn't been convicted of a major crime by the ti... more »me he's thirty-five?"
"Well, there's one word you may not have thought enough about - the word 'convicted.'"
Campbell suddenly took a deep breath. "You mean that..."
"Exactly," said Donald. "I mean that even if Amos Gage has been arrested and tried for murder - if the jury doesn't bring in a verdict of 'guilty' prior to the twenty-fifth of this month, you're going to have to pay over that trust fund."« less