Sherlock Holmes stopped at a door some little distance from the Carlton, and, cautioning me not to speak, he led the way into the hall.
Mycroft Holmes was a much larger and stouter man than Sherlock.
I hear of Sherlock everywhere since you became his chronicler.
By the way, Sherlock," said he, "I have had something quite after your own heart--a most singular problem--submitted to my judgment.
He shook hands eagerly with Sherlock Holmes, and his dark eyes sparkled with pleasure when he understood that the specialist was anxious to hear his story.
James Mortimer, the man of science, ask of Sherlock
Holmes, the specialist in crime.
Holmes was never at fault, however, and he muttered the names as the cab rattled through squares and in and out by tortuous by-streets.
Very interesting reading it might be made, too," remarked Sherlock
Holmes, sticking a small piece of plaster over the prick on his finger.
Holmes staggered back, white with chagrin and surprise.
Sherlock Holmes, you may look for your tramp, and while you are finding him we will hold on to our man.
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.
At one end of the corridor we were all marshalled by Sherlock Holmes, the constables grinning and Lestrade staring at my friend with amazement, expectation, and derision chasing each other across his features.