Holmes is walking up and down in the field outside," said he.
We found Holmes pacing up and down in the field, his chin sunk upon his breast, and his hands thrust into his trousers pockets.
Holmes was silent, but his little darting glances showed me the interest which he took in our curious companion.
Holmes, because I recognized that I am myself an unpractical man and because I am suddenly confronted with a most serious and extraordinary problem.
Holmes?" said Lestrade, whose eyebrows had gone up once or twice during this remarkable explanation.
"Oh, yes, no doubt that is what I must have meant," said Holmes, with his enigmatical smile.
Holmes had taken out his watch, and as minute followed minute without result, an expression of the utmost chagrin and disappointment appeared upon his features.
Sherlock Holmes drew a long breath, and wiped the perspiration from his forehead.
"On the contrary, he has done quite remarkably well," said Holmes. "When you search a single column for words with which to express your meaning, you can hardly expect to get everything you want.
Holmes had the impersonal joy of the true artist in his better work, even as he mourned darkly when it fell below the high level to which he aspired.
"Your experience has been a most entertaining one," remarked Holmes as his client paused and refreshed his memory with a huge pinch of snuff.
Holmes, for I thought that I was not to have the vacancy after all; but after thinking it over for a few minutes he said that it would be all right.