Slowly and solemnly he was borne into Briony Lodge and laid out in the principal room, while I still observed the proceedings from my post by the window.
"Farewell, then," said the old man solemnly.
The solemn Mr. Merryweather perched himself upon a crate, with a very injured expression upon his face, while Holmes fell upon his knees upon the floor and, with the lantern and a magnifying lens, began to examine minutely the cracks between the stones.
I have sworn it by the most solemn oaths which a man can take.
With a comical pomposity of manner he bowed solemnly to both of us and strode off upon his way.
Then he turned to me, tapped his forehead three times, shook his head solemnly, and hurried away.