This answer deeply impressed the Lawyer, and having ascertained that the Burglar
had accumulated no money in his profession he threw up the case.
He was thinking what a good story he would have to tell in Cloverdale about having been mistaken for a burglar
The Major patted him on the shoulder with a gesture almost peculiar to the soothing of a sick child, and said: "It was a burglar
Then I lashed her in her chair, and frayed out the end of the rope to make it look natural, else they would wonder how in the world a burglar
could have got up there to cut it.
You must remember that we are dealing with a burglar
who is a very peculiar fellow, and who appears to work on lines of his own.
Even if I rescued Raffles for the time being, the police would promptly ascertain that it was I who had been rung up by the burglar
, and the fact of my not having said a word about it would be directly damning to me, if in the end it did not incriminate us both.
I should like to give you something to eat--women always prepare midnight suppers for the burglars
they catch, at least they do in the magazine stories.
Dudley was so eloquent about burglars
that he almost had me going.
Not one of them had half the spunk of this or that burglar
he had known.
Well, then, there are burglars
in the neighborhood.
Moreover, he was afraid of his wife, afraid of a policeman, afraid of physical violence, and lived in constant dread of burglars
For example, they are the thieves, burglars
, cutpurses, footpads, robbers of temples, man-stealers of the community; or if they are able to speak they turn informers, and bear false witness, and take bribes.