There are several people in the neighbourhood, however, and among them Miss Turner, the daughter of the neighbouring landowner, who believe in his innocence, and who have retained Lestrade, whom you may recollect in connection with the Study in Scarlet, to work out the case in his interest.
Lestrade. You know me too well to think that I am boasting when I say that I shall either confirm or destroy his theory by means which he is quite incapable of employing, or even of understanding.
In spite of the light brown dustcoat and leather-leggings which he wore in deference to his rustic surroundings, I had no difficulty in recognising Lestrade, of Scotland Yard.
"I have ordered a carriage," said Lestrade as we sat over a cup of tea.
Three undetected murders in one year won't do, Lestrade. But you handled the Molesey Mystery with less than your usual--that's to say, you handled it fairly well."
Lestrade had produced two candles, and the policemen had uncovered their lanterns.
I had imagined you as operating from the street, where my friend, Lestrade and his merry men were awaiting you.
"Well, that's reasonable enough," said Lestrade. "Nothing further you have to say, Mr.
We all three shook hands, and I saw at once from the reverential way in which Lestrade gazed at my companion that he had learned a good deal since the days when they had first worked together.
I think we might employ it in getting some dinner and then, Lestrade, we will take the London fog out of your throat by giving you a breath of the pure night air of Dartmoor.
, and who came three or four times in a single week.
When Gregson or Lestrade
or Athelney Jones are out of their depths--which, by the way, is their normal state--the matter is laid before me.