A contracted with B to devise certain lands to B. A conveyed the land to another before his death. B sued C, as executor of the will of A, for damages for A's breach of contract. B's action failed by reason of a plea of the statute of frauds. B then sued C for money expended by him, property delivered, and services rendered in reliance on the alleged contract. Held, B could recover, for the doctrine of election of remedies is no bar unless there are distinct remedies in existence when the action was begun. White v. McKnight (S. C. 1930) 152 S.E. 512.