Toote, ever the conscientious entrepreneur, rarely left anything to chance. And by golly, business was terrific. He’d never yet been accused of a criminal offense; he looked good in the eyes of John Q. Public.
He felt that his favorable public persona was helped in part by his friends at the law firm of Sesse, Poole, Fuller, Mucke and Mire. The periodic stipends he tossed their way, worked to his benefit.
Note: From a work in progress.