This fellow Merryweather is a bank director, and personally interested in the matter.
She could trust her own guardianship, but she could not tell what indirect or political influence might be brought to bear upon a business man.
"It is our French gold," whispered the director.
Sherlock Holmes sat silent for a few minutes with his fingertips still pressed together, his legs stretched out in front of him, and his gaze directed upward to the ceiling.
Lestrade and I walked behind him, the detective indifferent and contemptuous, while I watched my friend with the interest which sprang from the conviction that every one of his actions was directed towards a definite end.
The Embankment is not on the direct line to the station.
Then, again, the introduction of his name will cause him to see it, for everyone who knows him will direct his attention to it.
I signed the paper as directed, and the lawyer took it away with him.
Having done this, you must at once put the box out upon the sundial, as directed.
I think that I may arrive at my facts most directly by questioning you.
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My limbs were weary and stiff, for I feared to change my position; yet my nerves were worked up to the highest pitch of tension, and my hearing was so acute that I could not only hear the gentle breathing of my companions, but I could distinguish the deeper, heavier in-breath of the bulky Jones from the thin, sighing note of the bank director.
They inherit Plantagenet blood by direct descent, and Tudor on the distaff side.
Indirectly it may be of value, you know; you have only to put it into words to gain the reputation of being excellent company for the remainder of your existence.
Of course I never doubted for a moment that my first duty was now to him, and I determined to do just whatever he might direct.
In this way I am no doubt indirectly responsible for Dr. Grimesby Roylott’s death, and I cannot say that it is likely to weigh very heavily upon my conscience."