Forever Mastadon ~ Episode 99
…Fanny is genuinely exciting at having the chance to spearhead her own investigation…
“James Ferrell’s (Campbell’s longtime “get his ass out of a jam” lawyer) health prevents him from doing his usual good job, if you know what I mean,” R. Worth Moore asserts. “This girl from Jacksonville was sent to Campbell by a white doctor from Havana and now she’s having trouble with her baby. She is afraid that it is going to be stillborn and with the anti-abortion sentiment flying around prosecutors’ offices down here, I don’t want A.O. getting involved but I am afraid it’s too late.”
“Fanny and I are up in Chicago working, but I think I can send her back to help.”
“Fantastic Miss Caraway, I will not forget this! I can wire you the money to a Western Union near you.”
“That’s quite alright, Mr. Moore. Doc Campbell is always there for us, I think we can wait until the job’s done.”
“I insist that the plane ticket will be on us.” Constance gives Moore their Kimbark Street Chicago address. The $50 dollar TWA ticket is usually reserved for the wealthy traveler, so if he insists, Constance will not protest too much.
Fanny is genuinely exciting at having the chance to spearhead her own investigation, a rare morsel of autonomy from her boss, not that she “isn’t her own woman” when quibbles between them arise.
“I’ve ordered a taxi to take you to Midway Airport, 5:35 TWA flight to Tallahassee with one stop in Baltimore.” After one flight to Chicago, she rattles off the itinerary like a pro.
“Are you going to miss me Connie?” she is fishing for affection.
She gets her hug, along with a dose of realism, “We have to keep things running at home. I think I’ll be able to clean things up here and I will feel better having you away from this madness, safe and sound.”
Constance fails to tell Fanny that she has been contacted by Ace Bannion; of all the people on Earth, he represents the greatest perceived threat to Fanny
CONSTANCE CARAWAY P.I.