illustrated by roy dismas
"don't gulp your coffee, conrad."
"i'm sorry, mother. but i am in a hurry."
"a hurry? about what?"
"why, about appearing in court again."
mrs collinson put her own coffee cup down. "again? about what this time?"
"why - the same matter as last night."
"but mister perkins straightened that all out."
conrad cleared his throat. "mister perkins did a great job getting me out of the station house last night. but now i have to appear before another judge this morning."
mrs collinson just stared at him.
"some tiresome nonsense about posting bail," conrad added apologetically.