I don't think the elephant is going to work," Oliver Rain finally said. His soft, dark voice was shaded with polite regret.
"I was afraid you wouldn't like him." Annie Lyncroft gazed morosely at the beast and wondered how to broach the real subject she wanted to discuss with the inscrutable Oliver Rain.
"I'll admit he's unusual," Rain acknowledged.
"You're probably asking yourself the same question that a lot of my clients ask. You're wondering, Is it art or is it just plain tacky?"
"An interesting question," Rain conceded.
"Keep in mind that the elephant is functional as well as ornamental," Annie said in an...