By making inquiries he found that the girl’s name was Bathsheba Everdene, and that the cow would go dry in about seven days.
By making inquiries he learnt that there was another fair at Shottsford the next day.
The letter could of course be no other than anonymous, or the inquiry would not have been necessary.
To-morrow morning I wish two or three of you to make inquiries in the villages round if they have seen such a person as Fanny Robin.
"You know it is always expected that privy inquiries will be made: that’s where the—fun lies."
Bathsheba had probably left Weatherbury long before this time, but the place had enough interest attaching to it to lead Oak to choose Shottsford fair as his next field of inquiry, because it lay in the Weatherbury quarter.
Her culpability lay in her making no attempt to control feeling by subtle and careful inquiry into consequences.
Boldwood thought her beautiful, but wondered whether he was right in his thought, for it seemed impossible that this romance in the flesh, if so sweet as he imagined, could have been going on long without creating a commotion of delight among men, and provoking more inquiry than Bathsheba had done, even though that was not a little.
He regretted that he had not remained in Casterbridge and made inquiries.
"What a heavy rain we’ve had in the night, ma’am!" said Liddy, when her inquiries about breakfast had been made.
He went on to the back of the house, where he discovered in the kitchen an old man, of whom he made inquiries.
However, it was too late now to think of sending another messenger, and he rode on, in the excitement of these self-inquiries not discerning, when about three miles from Casterbridge, a square-figured pedestrian passing along under the dark hedge in the same direction as his own.
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They created a commission of inquiry to look into the matter.
The official inquiry has ended, but the press continues to ask questions.