If Queen Elizabeth were to rise from the grave and come up this river in a gilded barge, she would be received by the Admiral in a house exactly such as she was accustomed to, in every corner
and casement, in every panel on the wall or plate on the table.
Her dresses overflowed the wardrobe and her room; large, flat, cardboard boxes were to be found in every corner
of the upper floors.
At this stage, however, they were destined to disappointment; Wilson nosed in every corner
like a terrier and examined the roof almost in the posture of a fly, but half an hour afterward they had to confess that they were still without a clew.