However," continued Faria, seeing that the inspector was about to depart, "it is not absolutely necessary for us to be alone; the governor can be present.
Inspector," continued the governor, "I can tell you the story as well as he, for it has been dinned in my ears for the last four or five years.
Under these conditions which make for irascibility in a sound, normal man, this meeting was specially unwelcome to Chief Inspector Heat.
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.
The Inspector presented his letters in a society where they make much of horses, more of hounds, and are tolerably civil to men who can ride.
Four Masters of Foxhounds were at table, and in a mellow hour the Inspector told them stories of the Gihon Hunt.
Only the inspector, warned by experience, was careful not to laugh, while Mme.
Richard in his determination to get rid of an inspector who kept a lunatic in his service.
The satellite was gone; and Mr Inspector, becoming once again the quiet Abbot of that Monastery, dipped his pen in his ink and resumed his books.
Mr Inspector watched the proceedings too, and kept his watching closely to himself.
And with an apology he followed the Inspector outside.
I cannot think how I came to overlook it," said the Inspector, with an expression of annoyance.