"And stole that very singular collection," said Holmes, thoughtfully.
"If it's a local villain there should not be much difficulty in running him down," said Holmes with a yawn.
"Dear, dear, that's bad!" said Holmes, shaking his head.
"Come, come, we are not so far wrong, after all," said Holmes. "And now, Dr.
Sherlock Holmes listened with closed eyes and fingertips together to this remarkable account.
Holmes, but last night, having to do business very late with Mr.
"Give them here," said Holmes. "Now, Doctor," turning to me, "are those ordinary pills?"
"Precisely so," answered Holmes. "Now would you mind going down and fetching that poor little devil of a terrier which has been bad so long, and which the landlady wanted you to put out of its pain yesterday."
"The same writing," remarked Holmes, as he opened the envelope, "and actually signed," he added in an exultant voice as he unfolded the epistle.
Holmes sat for some little time twisting this letter between his fingers, and frowning, as he stared into the fire.
"What is the name of this obliging youth?" asked Sherlock Holmes.
Holmes; and I know very well that he could better himself and earn twice what I am able to give him.