taking the slip of paper and the pencil which Holmes handed to him.
I was pained at the mistake, for I knew how keenly Holmes would feel any slip of the kind.
Before entering, Holmes made an examination of the door which had been forced.
Holmes walked slowly, taking keen note of the architecture of the house.
I do not know how far Sherlock Holmes took any sleep that night, but when I came down to breakfast I found him pale and harassed, his bright eyes the brighter for the dark shadows round them.
It is Lestrade's little cock-a-doodle of victory," Holmes answered, with a bitter smile.
You certainly have the air of something unusual having occurred," said Holmes.
At that instant there was a sharp click, the jangling of metal, and Sherlock Holmes sprang to his feet again.
Woodwork and glass gave way before him; but before he got quite through, Gregson, Lestrade, and Holmes sprang upon him like so many staghounds.
Holmes, but when I got to that address it was a manufactory of artificial knee-caps, and no one in it had ever heard of either Mr.
As far as you are personally concerned," remarked Holmes, "I do not see that you have any grievance against this extraordinary league.
Well, Watson," said Holmes when our visitor had left us, "what do you make of it all?