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  • Beyond these signs of his activity, however, which I merely shared with all the readers of the daily press, I knew little of my former friend and companion.
  • I sat down beside the fire, however, with the intention of awaiting him, however long he might be.

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  • I sat down beside the fire, however, with the intention of awaiting him, however long he might be.
  • I will tell you, however.
  • At the church door, however, they separated, he driving back to the Temple, and she to her own house.
  • I did not gain very much, however, by my inspection.
  • You will, however, I am sure, excuse me for taking an obvious precaution.
  • It is past ten, however, and quite time that we started.
  • Its disappearance, however, was but momentary.
  • That, however, was out of the question.

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  • It is possible, however, that I may have something better before very many minutes are over, for this is one of my clients, or I am much mistaken.
  • Old as is the idea, however, there were one or two details which were new to me.
  • There is one remarkable point, however, which will no doubt strike you.
  • However, I shall write two letters, which should settle the matter.
  • I found Sherlock Holmes alone, however, half asleep, with his long, thin form curled up in the recesses of his armchair.
  • In this case, however, they have established a very serious case against the son of the murdered man.
  • It must be confessed, however, that the case looks exceedingly grave against the young man, and it is very possible that he is indeed the culprit.
  • However innocent he might be, he could not be such an absolute imbecile as not to see that the circumstances were very black against him.
  • I had not gone more than 150 yards, however, when I heard a hideous outcry behind me, which caused me to run back again.
  • The drawn blinds and the smokeless chimneys, however, gave it a stricken look, as though the weight of this horror still lay heavy upon it.
  • Young McCarthy must be got off, however.
  • Three of our boys were killed, however, before we got the swag.
  • However, when our turn came the little man was much more favourable to me than to any of the others, and he closed the door as we entered, so that he might have a private word with us.
  • However, in the morning I determined to have a look at it anyhow, so I bought a penny bottle of ink, and with a quill-pen, and seven sheets of foolscap paper, I started off for Pope’s Court.
  • However that may be, the young lady was very decidedly carried away, and, having quite made up her mind that her stepfather was in France, the suspicion of treachery never for an instant entered her mind.
  • Some, however, have already gained publicity through the papers, and others have not offered a field for those peculiar qualities which my friend possessed in so high a degree, and which it is the object of these papers to illustrate.
  • Sherlock Holmes was wrong in his conjecture, however, for there came a step in the passage and a tapping at the door.
  • I could see a change in my uncle, however.
  • The matter passed, however, and my father entered into possession of the estate, and of some 14,000, which lay to his credit at the bank.
  • I went about, however, with a heart which was full of forebodings.
  • In that, however, I was in error.
  • I had begun to take comfort too soon, however; yesterday morning the blow fell in the very shape in which it had come upon my father.
  • They have, however, allowed me a policeman, who may remain in the house with me.
  • The night, however, was extremely dark and stormy, so that, in spite of the help of several passers-by, it was quite impossible to effect a rescue.
  • The alarm, however, was given, and, by the aid of the water-police, the body was eventually recovered.
  • Just as he finished, however, we drove through two scattered villages, where a few lights still glimmered in the windows.
  • It may, however, have been written on Monday and only posted to-day.
  • "It must stop here, however," said Bradstreet.
  • You fail, however, to reason from what you see.
  • "He has, however, retained some degree of self-respect," he continued, disregarding my remonstrance.
  • That, however, I shall determine by a very simple test if we have an answer to our advertisement.
  • A month ago, however, a dear friend, whom I have known for many years, has done me the honour to ask my hand in marriage.
  • Suddenly, however, he started, tapped me on the shoulder, and pointed over the meadows.
  • The lash, however, was curled upon itself and tied so as to make a loop of whipcord.
  • I could, however, see that his face was deadly pale and filled with horror and loathing.
  • It was useless, however.
  • It is not so impossible, however, that a man should possess all knowledge which is likely to be useful to him in his work, and this I have endeavoured in my case to do.
  • This incident gives zest to our investigation, however, and I only trust that our little friend will not suffer from her imprudence in allowing this brute to trace her.
  • In a fit of anger, however, caused by some robberies which had been perpetrated in the house, he beat his native butler to death and narrowly escaped a capital sentence.
  • We had, however, an aunt, my mother’s maiden sister, Miss Honoria Westphail, who lives near Harrow, and we were occasionally allowed to pay short visits at this lady’s house.
  • In the last century, however, four successive heirs were of a dissolute and wasteful disposition, and the family ruin was eventually completed by a gambler in the days of the Regency.
  • There is, however, one of these last which was so remarkable in its details and so startling in its results that I am tempted to give some account of it in spite of the fact that there are points in connection with it which never have been, and probably never will be, entirely cleared up.
  • Good has come out of evil, however, for the barmaid, finding from the papers that he is in serious trouble and likely to be hanged, has thrown him over utterly and has written to him to say that she has a husband already in the Bermuda Dockyard, so that there is really no tie between them.
  • 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.
  • At the foot of the stairs, however, she met this Lascar scoundrel of whom I have spoken, who thrust her back and, aided by a Dane, who acts as assistant there, pushed her out into the street.
  • Of all these varied cases, however, I cannot recall any which presented more singular features than that which was associated with the well-known Surrey family of the Roylotts of Stoke Moran.
  • There was one singular exception, however, for he had a single room, a lumber-room up among the attics, which was invariably locked, and which he would never permit either me or anyone else to enter.
  • The puny plot of the story was so thin, however, when compared to the deep mystery through which we were groping, and I found my attention wander so continually from the action to the fact, that I at last flung it across the room and gave myself up entirely to a consideration of the events of the day.
  • When these hot fits were over, however, he would rush tumultuously in at the door and lock and bar it behind him, like a man who can brazen it out no longer against the terror which lies at the roots of his soul.
  • I can only claim the merit that I instantly reconsidered my position when, however, it became clear to me that whatever danger threatened an occupant of the room could not come either from the window or the door.
  • There is ever a flaw, however, in the best laid of human plans, and the murderers of John Openshaw were never to receive the orange pips which would show them that another, as cunning and as resolute as themselves, was upon their track.
  • I should like, however, to understand a little more clearly what it is that you wish me to do.
  • However, I was in time for the last train to Eyford, and I reached the little dim-lit station after eleven o’clock.
  • As I passed out through the wicket gate, however, I found my acquaintance of the morning waiting in the shadow upon the other side.
  • At last, however, the bumping of the road was exchanged for the crisp smoothness of a gravel-drive, and the carriage came to a stand.
  • Suddenly, however, as I ran, a deadly dizziness and sickness came over me.
  • It is just possible, however, that that also may not be wanting in this new investigation.
  • I feared to refer them to you, however, as I knew that you had an inquiry on hand and that you disliked the intrusion of other matters.
  • Up to a late hour last night, however, nothing had transpired as to the whereabouts of the missing lady.
  • The incident however, was too trivial to relate and can have no possible bearing upon the case.
  • Without, however, the knowledge of pre-existing cases which serves me so well.
  • I leave it with you, however, with every confidence, and I shall call for it in person on Monday morning.
  • However, it was too late to alter the matter now, so I locked it up in my private safe and turned once more to my work.
  • She came with an excellent character, however, and has always given me satisfaction.
  • He followed me to my room, however, that night with a very grave face.
  • However, I must not sit gossiping here, but must get these disreputable clothes off and return to my highly respectable self.
  • Your news of this morning, however, may open his lips.
  • He took the more chivalrous view, however, and preserved her secret.
  • It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
  • As he loved his cousin, however, there was an excellent explanation why he should retain her secret—the more so as the secret was a disgraceful one.
  • I knew my man, however, and I clapped a pistol to his head before he could strike.
  • I think that I have touched bottom at last, however.
  • The gentleman, however, seeing perhaps the look of incredulity upon my face, opened a pocket-book and took out a note.
  • I thought, however, that before taking the final step I should like to submit the whole matter to your consideration.
  • This man, however, was leaning against the railings which bordered our field and was looking earnestly up.
  • There was one wing, however, which appeared not to be inhabited at all.
  • Yesterday, however, just as I was thinking of leaving the office, my clerk entered to say there was a gentleman waiting who wished to see me upon business.
  • Mrs. Rucastle, however, who has evidently no sense of humour, never so much as smiled, but sat with her hands in her lap, and a sad, anxious look upon her face.
  • However, I threw all fears to the winds, ate a hearty supper, drove to Paddington, and started off, having obeyed to the letter the injunction as to holding my tongue.
  • On entering the house, however, I examined, as you remember, the sill and framework of the hall window with my lens, and I could at once see that someone had passed out.
  • Just beyond it, however, at the far side of the kitchen door, a woman had stood and talked with a man, whose round impressions on one side showed that he had a wooden leg.
  • At the second glance, however, I perceived that there was a man standing in the Southampton Road, a small bearded man in a grey suit, who seemed to be looking in my direction.
  • I felt, however, that when Whitney was once confined in the cab my mission was practically accomplished; and for the rest, I could not wish anything better than to be associated with my friend in one of those singular adventures which were the normal condition of his existence.
  • You need not, however, go to the expense of purchasing one, as we have one belonging to my dear daughter Alice (now in Philadelphia), which would, I should think, fit you very well.
  • I was too shaken to go to bed again, however, so I dressed, and as soon as it was daylight I slipped down, got a dog-cart at the Crown Inn, which is opposite, and drove to Leatherhead, from whence I have come on this morning with the one object of seeing you and asking your advice.
  • When I was alone once more, however, with the precious case lying upon the table in front of me, I could not but think with some misgivings of the immense responsibility which it entailed upon me.
  • Sherlock Holmes was a man, however, who, when he had an unsolved problem upon his mind, would go for days, and even for a week, without rest, turning it over, rearranging his facts, looking at it from every point of view until he had either fathomed it or convinced himself that his data were insufficient.
  • On examining it, however, I found that this deposit was a comparatively small one, and that it formed a link between two very much larger ones upon the right and left—both of them, however, in the grounds of my neighbours.
  • On examining it, however, I found that this deposit was a comparatively small one, and that it formed a link between two very much larger ones upon the right and left—both of them, however, in the grounds of my neighbours.
  • When I passed outside, however, and pressed down the levers which controlled it, I knew at once by the whishing sound that there was a slight leakage, which allowed a regurgitation of water through one of the side cylinders.
  • One day, however, as I ascended the stair, I met Mr. Rucastle coming out through this door, his keys in his hand, and a look on his face which made him a very different person to the round, jovial man to whom I was accustomed.
  • I took a few of my friends into the secret, however, and they suggested that we should quietly and secretly work our own little deposit and that in this way we should earn the money which would enable us to buy the neighbouring fields.
  • To carry the art, however, to its highest pitch, it is necessary that the reasoner should be able to utilise all the facts which have come to his knowledge; and this in itself implies, as you will readily see, a possession of all knowledge, which, even in these days of free education and encyclopaedias, is a somewhat rare accomplishment.
  • Since you ask me, however, I may say that it has occurred to me as possible that the excitement of this affair, the consciousness that she had made so immense a social stride, had the effect of causing some little nervous disturbance in my wife.
  • We guard our secret very jealously, however, and if it once became known that we had hydraulic engineers coming to our little house, it would soon rouse inquiry, and then, if the facts came out, it would be good-bye to any chance of getting these fields and carrying out our plans.
  • As I have reason to believe, however, that the full facts have never been revealed to the general public, and as my friend Sherlock Holmes had a considerable share in clearing the matter up, I feel that no memoir of him would be complete without some little sketch of this remarkable episode.
  • About sunset, however, their efforts were at last successful, and they subdued the flames, but not before the roof had fallen in, and the whole place been reduced to such absolute ruin that, save some twisted cylinders and iron piping, not a trace remained of the machinery which had cost our unfortunate acquaintance so dearly.

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