"Yes, it was by their light and that of the lady's bedroom candle, that the burglars
saw their way about."
"Your last remark," said Holmes, presently, "as to the possibility of there being an understanding between the burglar
and the servant, and this being a note of appointment from one to the other, is an ingenious and not entirely impossible supposition.
In that case I was resolved to tell him that Raffles and I had made a bet about his burglar
trap, and that I had come to see who had won.
"I never met a burglar
before," she assured him, "and I can't begin to tell you how interested I am."
A man isn't necessarily a burglar
because he wears a decent suit of clothes.'
Spider sang "The Boston Burglar
" and "Black Lulu." The Queen sang "Then I Wisht I Were a Little Bird." And her sister Tess sang "Oh, Treat My Daughter Kindily." The fun grew fast and furious.
They were his fellow-citizens gone wrong because of imperfect education, Chief Inspector Heat believed; but allowing for that difference, he could understand the mind of a burglar
, because, as a matter of fact, the mind and the instincts of a burglar
are of the same kind as the mind and the instincts of a police officer.
A LAWYER in whom an instinct of justice had survived the wreck of his ignorance of law was retained for the defence of a burglar
whom the police had taken after a desperate struggle with someone not in custody.
A SENATOR fell to musing as follows: "With the money which I shall get for my vote in favour of the bill to subsidise cat-ranches, I can buy a kit of burglar
's tools and open a bank.
"There's a man on board we want--a Philadelphia burglar
called 'Pinky' McGuire.
"It's lucky you didn't turn your artillery on him or you might have given him quite a bad cold." Then, after a bewildered pause, he said: "Was it a burglar
But one night, under cover of darkness, and further concealed in a most cunning disguisement, a desperate burglar
slid into his happy home, and robbed them all of everything.