D had engaged P, an attorney, to sue X for $144,000 gotten by fraud, P agreeing to try the case on a 25 per cent contingent fee. While the suit was pending, D began negotiations through local attorneys for a settlement out of court, and asked P on March 4 what his fees would be in the event D accepted a compromise offer. P replied that his fee would be $12,500. On June 16 a settlement was reached, after which P was instructed to discontinue the suit. When D refused to pay the fee P sued. Held, that D's silence was acceptance of P's offer. Laredo National Bank v. Gordon, (C. C. A. 5th, 1932) 61 F; (2d) 906.