Colonel Ross did not impress me as a man who would be likely to show much mercy in any case.
I must say that I am rather disappointed in our London consultant," said Colonel Ross, bluntly, as my friend left the room.
Colonel Ross still wore an expression which showed the poor opinion which he had formed of my companion's ability, but I saw by the Inspector's face that his attention had been keenly aroused.
Colonel Ross met us by appointment outside the station, and we drove in his drag to the course beyond the town.
We had the corner of a Pullman car to ourselves that evening as we whirled back to London, and I fancy that the journey was a short one to Colonel Ross as well as to myself, as we listened to our companion's narrative of the events which had occurred at the Dartmoor training-stables upon the Monday night, and the means by which he had unravelled them.
You must know, with your wide experience of turf matters, Colonel Ross, that it is possible to make a slight nick upon the tendons of a horse's ham, and to do it subcutaneously, so as to leave absolutely no trace.
That project, of course, will not be as sweeping or complex as the makeover Ross
is planning for the city's busiest and some say, most important, transportation hub.