THE RAINMAKER: Chapter 8 - The Case Proceeds

AT THE OFFICES of Messrs. Amber, Lance & Chaser, Solicitors, Ebenezer is worried.

"What's the problem?" Asks Dick.

"Look at this." Says Ebenezer. "I've just received it from Jaws Shark." He passes a document to Dick.

"What is this?" Asks Dick.

"A report from a private investigator instructed by Jaws." Replies Ebenezer. "He's taken testimony from various witnesses that say Vic hasn't suffered brain damage - he's always been this stupid."

"Oh." Says Dick.

"You realise what this means?" Asks Ebenezer.

Dick does realise, but Ebenezer continues anyway: "If Vic hasn't suffered brain damage, then his claim is only worth a few hundred quid, rather than a few hundred thousand!"

"That's tough." Says Dick.

"Tough??" Exclaims Ebenezer. "It's a bloody disaster! If we don't win big, then I'm never going to repay my loans!"

"That's tough." Says Dick.

"Tough??" Exclaims Ebenezer. "I'll be made bankrupt!"

"That's tough." Says Dick.

"Tough???" Exclaims Ebenezer. "We've got to do something about it!"

Dick ponders for a moment, as an idea strikes him. "I think I may have the answer." He says.