It was gone, however, and the incident appeared to make the worst impression upon his mind.
As I entered, however, my fears were set at rest, for it was the acrid fumes of strong coarse tobacco which took me by the throat and set me coughing.
His heart was, I knew, affected, and the constant anxiety in which he lived, however chimerical the cause of it might be, was evidently having a serious effect upon his health.
It has, however, one obvious disadvantage.
The ring at the bell proved to be something even more satisfactory than an answer, however, for the door opened and a rough-looking fellow entered who was evidently the man himself.
Anything which may seem to have a bearing however indirect upon the case, and especially the relations between young Baskerville and his neighbours or any fresh particulars concerning the death of Sir Charles.
However, if it suits you, we will retire early to-night, and perhaps things may seem more cheerful in the morning.
Inside, however, there were large rooms furnished with an elegance in which I seemed to recognize the taste of the lady.
However, the fates were against us.
All this, however, is foreign to the mission on which you sent me and will probably be very uninteresting to your severely practical mind.
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However, our conjectures were set at rest by a visit from Stapleton himself that very afternoon.
However, the man is fortunately rather deaf, and he was entirely preoccupied in that which he was doing.
At breakfast, however, I informed him about my discovery, and asked him whether he would care to accompany me to Coombe Tracey.
Her face fell, however, when she saw that I was a stranger, and she sat down again and asked me the object of my visit.
So I reasoned with myself in the morning, and I tell you the direction of my suspicions, however much the result may have shown that they were unfounded.
Now, however, I have arrived at a point in my narrative where I am compelled to abandon this method and to trust once more to my recollections, aided by the diary which I kept at the time.
It seems, however, that there must have been some short cut for those who knew it, for before I had reached the road I was astounded to see Miss Stapleton sitting upon a rock by the side of the track.
On the other hand, if I should find the hut and its tenant should not be within it I must remain there, however long the vigil, until he returned.
There is one very singular thing, however: How came Selden, in the darkness, to know that the hound was on his trail?
He did raise his eyebrows, however, when he found that my friend had neither any luggage nor any explanations for its absence.
Send back your trap, however, and let them know that you intend to walk home.
The result, however, was very trying for those who were acting as his agents and assistants.
He did not pause, however, but bounded onward.
On the upper floor, however, one of the bedroom doors was locked.
Fraser, the tutor, died however, and the school which had begun well sank from disrepute into infamy.
However, both of them were under his influence, and he had nothing to fear from them.
By chance, however, the first boot which was procured for him was a new one and, therefore, useless for his purpose.
It was evident, however, that I could not do this if I were with you, since he would be keenly on his guard.
On the day of the crisis, however, his wife turned suddenly against him.
Sir Henry and Dr. Mortimer were, however, in London, on their way to that long voyage which had been recommended for the restoration of his shattered nerves.
So far as the case of the Hound goes, however, I will give you the course of events as nearly as I can, and you will suggest anything which I may have forgotten.
It had not crossed my mind, however, that he would wish me to go with him, nor could I understand how we could both be absent at a moment which he himself declared to be critical.
There was nothing for it, however, but implicit obedience; so we bade good-bye to our rueful friend, and a couple of hours afterwards we were at the station of Coombe Tracey and had dispatched the trap upon its return journey.
There was no trace, however, of anything of the kind, nor could I discover any sign which might indicate the character or intentions of the man who lived in this singular place, save that he must be of Spartan habits and cared little for the comforts of life.
"Exactly," said Holmes, "however foolish the incident may seem.