THUMB ENGINEER'S THE.
Mr, friend my to submitted been have which problems the all of.
Mr of notice--that his to introducing of means the was I which two only
were there, intimacy our of years the during solution for, Holmes
sherlock. Madness Warburton's Colonel of that and, thumb hatherley's.
Results remarkable such achieved he which by reasoning of methods
deductive those for openings fewer friend my gave it if even, record
upon placed being of worthy more the be may it that details its in
dramatic so and inception its in strange so was other the but, observer
original and acute an for field finer a afforded have may latter the
these of. Truth complete the to on leads which step a furnishes
discovery new each as away gradually clears mystery the and, eyes own
your before evolve slowly facts the when than print of half-column
single a in bloc en forth set when striking less much is effect its,
narratives such all like, but, newspapers the in once than more told
been, believe I, has story the. Effect the weaken to served hardly has
years two of lapse the and, me upon impression deep a made circumstances
the time the at.
Summarise to about now am I which occurred events the that, marriage my
after long not, '89 of summer the in was it. Us visit and come to as far
so habits Bohemian his forgo to him persuaded even occasionally and him
visited continually I although, rooms Street Baker his in Holmes
abandoned finally had and practice civil to returned had I. Officials
the among from patients few a got I, Station Paddington from distance
great very no at live to happened I as and, increased steadily had
practice my. Influence any have might he whom over sufferer every on me
send to endeavouring of and virtues my advertising of weary never was,
disease lingering and painful a of cured had I whom, these of one.
Consulting-room the in waiting were and Paddington from come had men two
that announce to door the at tapping maid the by awakened was I, o'clock
seven before little a at, morning one. Downstairs hastened and, trivial
seldom were cases railway that experience by knew I for, hurriedly
dressed I. Him behind tightly door the closed and room the of out came,
guard the, ally old my, descended I as.
"Right all he's"; shoulder his over thumb his jerking, whispered he",
here him got i've."
"Then, it is what?" Room my in up caged had he which creature strange
some was it that suggested manner his for, asked I.
"Whispered he", patient new a it's. "Away slip couldn't he then; myself
round him bring I'd thought I. Sound and safe all, is he there. You as
same the just, dooties my have I; Doctor, now go must I." Him thank to
time me giving even without, tout trusty this, went he off and.
Table the by seated gentleman a found and consulting-room my entered I.
Books my upon down laid had he which cap cloth soft a with tweed heather
of suit a in dressed quietly was he. Bloodstains with over all mottled
was which, wrapped handkerchief a had he hands his of one round. Control
to mind of strength his all took it which, agitation strong some from
suffering was who man a of impression the me gave and pale exceedingly
was he but; face masculine, strong a with, say should I, five-and-twenty
than more not, young was he.
"Night the during accident serious very a had have I but", he said",
Doctor, early so up you knock to sorry am I. Here me escorted kindly
very fellow worthy a, doctor a find might I where to as Paddington at
inquiring on and, morning this train by in came I. Side-table the upon
it left has she that see I but, card a maid the gave I."
It at glanced and up it took I. "Mr. Floor) (3rd Street Victoria, 16A,
engineer hydraulic, Hatherley victor." Visitor morning my of abode and,
style, name the was that. "Library-chair my in down sitting, I said",
waiting you kept have I that regret I. "Occupation monotonous a itself
in is which, understand I, journey night a from fresh are you."
"Laughed and, he said", monotonous called be not could night my, oh.
Sides his shaking and chair his in back leaning, note ringing, high a
with, heartily very laughed he. Laugh that against up rose instincts
medical my all.
"It stop!" Together yourself pull"; cried I!" Caraffe a from water some
out poured I and.
However, useless was it. Gone and over is crisis great some when nature
strong a upon come which outbursts hysterical those of one in off was
he. Pale-looking and weary very, more once himself to came he presently.
"Gasped he", myself of fool a making been have I.
"All at not. This drink." Cheeks bloodless his to back come to began
colour the and, water the into brandy some dashed I.
"Better that's!" he said. "Be to used thumb my where place the to rather
or, thumb my to attend kindly would you perhaps, Doctor, now and."
Hand his out held and handkerchief the unwound he. It at look to shudder
a nerves hardened my even gave it. Been have should thumb the where
surface spongy, red horrid a and fingers protruding four were there.
Roots the from out right torn or hacked been had it.
"Heavens good!" Injury terrible a is this", cried I. Considerably bled
have must it."
"Did it, yes. Time long a for senseless been have must I that think I
and, done was it when fainted I. Twig a with up it braced and wrist the
round tightly very handkerchief my of end one tied I so, bleeding still
was it that found I to came I when."
"Excellent! Surgeon a been have should you."
"Province own my within came and, see you, hydraulics of question a is
"Instrument sharp and heavy very a by", wound the examining, I said",
done been has this."
"He said", cleaver a like thing a.
"Presume I, accident an?"
"Means no by."
"What! attack murderous a?"
"Indeed murderous very."
"Me horrify you."
Bandages carbolised and wadding cotton with over it covered finally and,
it dressed, it cleaned, wound the sponged I. Time to time from lip his
bit he though, wincing without back lay he.
"That is how?" Finished had I when asked I.
"Capital! Man new a feel I, bandage your and brandy your between.
Through go to deal good a had have I but, weak very was I."
"Matter the of speak not better had you perhaps. Nerves your to trying
evidently is it."
"Now not, no, oh. Done be will justice whether question a is it that
vague so are them give can I which clues the, me believe they if even,
and; up it back to which with proof of way the in much not have I and,
one extraordinary very a is it for, statement my believed they if
surprised be should I, mine of wound this of evidence convincing the for
not were it if, ourselves between, but; police the to tale my tell to
have shall I."
"Ha!" Mr, friend my to come to you recommend strongly should I, solved
see to desire you which problem a of nature the in anything is it if", I
cried. Police official the to go you before, Holmes sherlock."
"Well as police official the use must I course of though, up matter the
take would he if glad very be should I and", visitor my answered",
fellow that of heard have I, oh. Him to introduction an me give you
"Better do i'll. Myself him to round you take i'll."
"You to obliged immensely be should I."
"Together go and cab a call we'll. Him with breakfast little a have to
time in be just shall we. It to equal feel you do?"
"Story my told have I until easy feel not shall I; yes."
"Instant an in you with be shall I and, cab a call will servant my
then." Street Baker to acquaintance new my with driving, hansom a inside
was minutes five in and, wife my to shortly matter the explained,
upstairs rushed I.
Mantelpiece the of corner the on collected and dried carefully all,
before day the of smokes his from left dottles and plugs the all of
composed was which, pipe before-breakfast his smoking and Times The of
column agony the reading, dressing-gown his in sitting-room his about
lounging, expected I as, was Holmes sherlock. Meal hearty a in us joined
and, eggs and rashers fresh ordered, fashion genial quietly his in us
Reach his within water and brandy of glass a laid and, head his beneath
pillow a placed, sofa the upon acquaintance new our settled he concluded
was it when.
"Mr, one common no been has experience your that see to easy is it. He
said", hatherley. "Home at absolutely yourself make and there down lie,
pray. Stimulant little a with strength your up keep and tired are you
when stop but, can you what us tell."
"Patient my said", you thank. "Cure the completed has breakfast your
that think I and, me bandaged doctor the since man another felt have I
but. Experiences peculiar my upon once at start shall I so, possible as
time valuable your of little as up take shall I."
Us to detailed visitor our which story strange the to silence in
listened we and, him to opposite sat I while, nature eager and keen his
veiled which expression heavy-lidded, weary the with armchair big his in
"London in lodgings in alone residing, bachelor a and orphan an am I
that", he said", know must you. Greenwich of, firm well-known the,
Matheson & Venner to apprenticed was I that years seven the during work
my of experience considerable had have I and, engineer hydraulic a am I
profession by. Street Victoria in chambers professional took and myself
for business in start to determined I, death father's poor my through
money of sum fair a into come also having and, time my served having,
ago years two.
"Experience dreary a business in start independent first his finds
everyone that suppose I. So exceptionally been has it me to.
Me brought has profession my that all absolutely is that and, job small
one and consultations three had have I years two during. 10s pounds 27
to amount takings gross my. All at practice any have never should I that
believe to came I and, sink to began heart my last at until, den little
my in waited I, afternoon the in four until morning the in nine from,
"Business upon me see to wished who waiting gentleman a was there say to
entered clerk my, office the leaving of thinking was I as just, however,
yesterday. It upon engraved Stark' Lysander 'Colonel of name the with,
too, card a up brought he. Thinness exceeding an of but, size middle the
over rather man a, himself colonel the came heels his at close. Man a
thin so seen ever have I that think not do I. Bones outstanding his over
tense quite drawn was cheeks his of skin the and, chin and nose into
away sharpened face whole his. Assured bearing his and, brisk step his,
bright was eye his for, disease no to due and, habit natural his be to
seemed emaciation this yet. Thirty than forty nearer be would, judge
should I, age his and, dressed neatly but plainly was he.
"'Mr. Hatherley? Accent German a of something with, he said '.
Mr, me to recommended been have 'You. Secret a preserving of capable and
discreet also is but profession his in proficient only not is who man a
being as, hatherley. '
"Address an such at would man young any as flattered as feeling, bowed
I. Character a good so me gave who was it who ask I 'May? '
"Moment this at just that you tell not should I that better is it
perhaps, 'Well. London in alone residing are and bachelor a and orphan
an both are you that source same the from it have I. '
"Qualifications professional my upon bears this all how see cannot I
that say I if me excuse will you 'but; answered I ', correct quite is
'That. Me to speak to wished you that matter professional a on was it
that understand I? '
"So 'Undoubtedly. Point the to really is say I all that find will you
but. Family his of bosom the in lives who one from than alone is who man
a from more that expect may we course of and, understand you, secrecy
essential--absolute quite is secrecy absolute but, you for commission
professional a have I. '
"So doing my upon depend absolutely may 'you, I said ', secret a keep to
promise I 'If. '
"Eye an questioning and suspicious so seen never had I that me to seemed
it and, spoke I as me at hard very looked he.
"Then, promise you 'Do? last at he said '.
"Promise I, 'Yes. '
"After and, during, before silence complete and 'Absolute? Writing or
word in either, all at matter the to reference no? '
"Word my you given already have 'I. '
"Good 'Very. Door the open flung he room the across lightning like
darting and, up sprang suddenly He '. Empty was outside passage the.
"Back coming, he said ', right all 'That's. Affairs master's their to as
curious sometimes are clerks that know 'I. Safety in talk can we now.
Look thoughtful and questioning same the with again me at stare to began
and mine to close very chair his up drew He '.
"Man fleshless this of antics strange the at me within rise to begun had
fear to akin something of and, repulsion of feeling a.
Impatience my showing from me restrain not could client a losing of
dread my even.
"Value of is time 'my; I said ', sir, business your state will you that
beg 'I. Lips my to came words the but, sentence last that for me forgive
"You suit work night's a for guineas fifty would 'How? asked he '.
"Admirably 'Most. '
"Mark the nearer be would hour's an but, work night's a say 'I. Gear of
out got has which machine stamping hydraulic a about opinion your want
simply I. Ourselves right it set soon shall we wrong is what us show you
if. That as commission a such of think you do what? '
"Munificent pay the and light be to appears work 'The. '
"So 'Precisely. Train last the by to-night come to you want shall we. '
"To 'Where? '
"Berkshire in, Eyford 'To. Reading of miles seven within and,
Oxfordshire of borders the near place little a is it. 15: 11 about at
there you bring would which Paddington from train a is there. '
"Good 'Very. '
"You meet to carriage a in down come shall 'I. '
"Then, drive a is 'There? '
"Country the in out quite is place little our, 'Yes. Station Eyford from
miles seven good a is it. '
"Midnight before there get hardly can we 'Then. Back train a of chance
no be would there suppose I. Night the stop to compelled be should I. '
"Shake-down a you give easily could we, 'Yes. '
"Awkward very is 'That. Hour convenient more some at come not I could? '
"Late come should you that best it judged have 'We. Profession your of
heads very the from opinion an buy would which fee a, man unknown and
young a, you to paying are we that inconvenience any for you recompense
to is it. So do to time of plenty is there, business the of out draw to
like would you if, course of, still. '
"Me to be would they useful very how of and, guineas fifty the of
thought I. Wishes your to myself accommodate to happy very be shall 'I,
I said ', all at 'Not. Do to me wish you that is it what clearly more
little a understand to, however, like should I. '
"So 'Quite. Curiosity your aroused have should you from exacted have we
which secrecy of pledge the that natural very is it. You before laid all
it having your without anything to you commit to wish no have I.
Eavesdroppers from safe absolutely are we that suppose I? '
"Thus stands matter the 'Then. England in places two or one in found
only is it that and, product valuable a is fuller's-earth that aware
probably are you? '
"So heard have 'I. '
"Reading of miles ten place--within small very place--a small a bought I
ago time little 'Some. Fields my of one in fuller's-earth of deposit a
was there that discover to enough fortunate was I. Neighbours my of
grounds the in, however, them of left--both and right the upon ones
larger much very two between link a formed it that and, one small
comparatively a was deposit this that found I, however, it examining on.
Gold-mine a as valuable as quite was which that contained land their
that ignorant absolutely were people good these. This do could I which
by capital no had I unfortunately but, value true its discovered they
before land their buy to interest my to was it, naturally. Fields
neighbouring the buy to us enable would which money the earn should we
way this in that and deposit little own our work secretly and quietly
should we that suggested they and, however, secret the into friends my
of few a took I. Press hydraulic a erected we operations our in us help
to order in and, time some for doing been now have we this. Subject the
upon advice your wish we and, order of out got has, explained already
have I as, press this. Plans our out carrying and fields these getting
of chance any to good-bye be would it, out came facts the if, then and,
inquiry rouse soon would it, house little our to coming engineers
hydraulic had we that known became once it if and, however, jealously
very secret our guard we. To-night Eyford to going are you that being
human a tell not will you that me promise you made have I why is that.
Plain all it make I that hope I? '
"I said ', you follow quite 'I. Pit a from gravel like out dug is,
understand I as, which, fuller's-earth excavating in press hydraulic a
of make could you use what was understand quite not could I which point
only 'The. '
"'Ah! process own our have 'we, carelessly he said '. Are they what
revealing without them remove to as so, bricks into earth the compress
we. Detail mere a is that but. Mr, now confidence my into fully you
taken have I. You trust I how you shown have I and, hatherley. Spoke he
as rose He '. 15: 11 at Eyford at, then, you expect shall 'I. '
"There be certainly shall 'I. '
"Soul a to word a not 'And. Room the from hurried he, grasp dank, cold a
in hand my pressing, then and, gaze questioning, long last a with me at
looked He '.
"Me to intrusted been had which commission sudden this at, think both
may you as, astonished much very was I blood cool in over all it think
to came I when, well. Ones other to lead might order this that possible
was it and, services own my upon price a set I had asked have should I
what tenfold least at was fee the for, glad was I, course of, hand one
the on. Errand my of anyone tell should I lest anxiety extreme his and,
midnight at coming my for necessity the explain to sufficient was
fuller's-earth the of explanation his that think not could I and, me
upon impression unpleasant an made had patron my of manner and face the,
hand other the on. Tongue my holding to as injunction the letter the to
obeyed having, off started and, Paddington to drove, supper hearty a
ate, winds the to fears all threw I, however.
"Station my but carriage my only not change to had I Reading at.
O'clock eleven after station dim-lit little the reached I and, Eyford to
train last the for time in was I, however. Lantern a with porter sleepy
single a save platform the upon one no was there and, there out got who
passenger only the was I. Side other the upon shadow the in waiting
morning the of acquaintance my found I, however, gate wicket the through
out passed I as. Open standing was which of door the, carriage a into me
hurried and arm my grasped he word a without. Go could horse the as fast
as went we away and, wood-work the on tapped, side either on windows the
up drew he."
"Horse one?" Holmes interjected.
"One only, yes."
"Colour the observe you did?"
"Carriage the into stepping was I when side-lights the by it saw I, yes.
Chestnut a was it."
"Fresh or tired-looking?"
"Glossy and fresh, oh."
"You thank. You interrupted have to sorry am I. Statement interesting
most your continue pray."
"Hour an least at for drove we and, then went we away. Twelve nearer
been have must it that, took we that time the from and, go to seemed we
that rate the from, think should I but, miles seven only was it that
said had Stark Lysander colonel. Intensity great with me at looking was
he that, direction his in glanced I when once than more, aware was I
and, time the all silence in side my at sat he. Terribly jolted and
lurched we for, world the of part that in good very not be to seem roads
country the. Light passing a of blur bright occasional the save nothing
out make could I and, glass frosted of made were they but, were we where
of something see to windows the of out look to tried I. Flagged soon
conversation the and, monosyllables in only answered colonel the but,
journey the of monotony the break to remark some hazarded I then and
now. Stand a to came carriage the and, gravel-drive a of smoothness
crisp the for exchanged was road the of bumping the, however, last at.
Us of front in gaped which porch a into swiftly me pulled, him after
followed I as, and, out sprang Stark Lysander colonel. House the of
front the of glance fleeting most the catch to failed I that so, hall
the into and carriage the of out right, were it as, stepped we. Away
drove carriage the as wheels the of rattle the faintly heard I and, us
behind heavily slammed door the threshold the crossed had I that instant
"Breath his under muttering and matches for looking about fumbled
colonel the and, house the inside dark pitch was it.
Direction our in out shot light of bar golden, long a and, passage the
of end other the at opened door a suddenly. Us at peering and forward
face her pushing, head her above held she which, hand her in lamp a with
appeared woman a and, broader grew it.
Material rich a was it that knew I dress dark her upon shone light the
which with gloss the from and, pretty was she that see could I. Hand her
from fell nearly lamp the that start a such gave she monosyllable gruff
a in answered companion my when and, question a asking though as tone a
in tongue foreign a in words few a spoke she. Hand his in lamp the with
again me towards walked he, come had she whence from room the into back
her pushing, then and, ear her in something whispered, her to up went
"Door another open throwing, he said ', minutes few a for room this in
wait to kindness the have will you 'Perhaps. Scattered were books German
several which on, centre the in table round a with, room furnished
plainly, little, quiet a was it. Door the beside harmonium a of top the
on lamp the down laid Stark colonel. Darkness the into vanished and, he
said ', instant an waiting you keep not shall 'I.
"Poetry of volumes being others the, science on treatises were them of
two that see could I German of ignorance my of spite in and, table the
upon books the at glanced I. It across folded was, barred heavily,
shutter oak an but, country-side the of glimpse some catch might I that
hoping, window the to across walked I then. House silent wonderfully a
was it. Still deadly was everything otherwise but, passage the in
somewhere loudly ticking clock old an was there. Me over steal to began
uneasiness of feeling vague a. Place out-of-the-way, strange this in
living doing they were what and, people German these were who? Place the
was where and? Idea no had I west or, east, south, north whether but,
knew I all was that, Eyford from so or miles ten was I. All after,
secluded so be not might place the so, radius that within were, towns
large other possibly and, Reading, matter that for. Country the in were
we that, stillness absolute the from, certain quite was it yet. Fee
fifty-guinea my earning thoroughly was I that feeling and spirits my up
keep to breath my under tune a humming, room the down and up paced I.
"Open slowly swung room my of door the, stillness utter the of midst the
in sound preliminary any without, suddenly. Face beautiful and eager her
upon beating lamp my from light yellow the, her behind hall the of
darkness the, aperture the in standing was woman the. Heart own my to
chill a sent sight the and, fear with sick was she that glance a at see
could I. Her behind gloom the into, horse frightened a of those like,
back glancing eyes her, me at English broken of words whispered few a
shot she and, silent be to me warn to finger shaking one up held she.
"Go would 'I; calmly speak to, me to seemed it as, hard trying, she said
', go would 'I. Here stay not should I. Do to you for good no is there.
"For came I what done yet not have 'I, I said ', madam, 'But. Machine
the seen have I until leave possibly cannot I. '
"On went she ', wait to while your worth not is 'It. Hinders one no;
door the through pass can 'You. Together wrung hands her with, forward
step a made and constraint her aside threw suddenly she, head my shook
and smiled I that seeing, then And '. Heaven of love the 'For! late too
is it before here from away 'get, whispered she '! '
"Way the in obstacle some is there when affair an in engage to ready
more the and, nature by headstrong somewhat am I but. Me before be to
seemed which night unpleasant the of and, journey wearisome my of, fee
fifty-guinea my of thought I. Nothing for go to all it was? Due my was
which payment the without and, commission my out carried having without
away slink I should why? Monomaniac a be, knew I all for, might woman
this. Was I where remaining of intention my declared and head my shook
still I, confess to cared I than more me shaken had manner her though,
therefore, bearing stout a with. Stairs the upon heard was footsteps
several of sound the and, overhead slammed door a when entreaties her
renew to about was she. Come had she as noiselessly as and suddenly as
vanished and, gesture despairing a with hands her up threw, instant an
for listened she.
"Mr as me to introduced was who, chin double his of creases the of out
growing beard chinchilla a with man thick short a and Stark Lysander
Colonel were newcomers the. Ferguson.
"Colonel the said ', manager and secretary my is 'This. Now just shut
door this left I that impression the under was I, way the 'By. Draught
the felt have you that fear I. '
"Close little a be to room the felt I because myself door the opened 'I,
I said ', contrary the 'On. '
"Me at looks suspicious his of one shot he. He said ', then, business to
proceed better had we 'Perhaps. 'Mr. Machine the see to up you take will
I and ferguson. '
"Suppose I, on hat my put better had 'I. '
"House the in is it, no, 'Oh. '
"House the in fuller's-earth dig you, 'What? '
"No, 'No. It compress we where only is this. That mind never but.
It with wrong is what know us let to and machine the examine to is do to
you wish we all. '
"Him behind I and manager fat the, lamp the with first colonel the,
together upstairs went we. Them crossed had who generations the by out
hollowed were which of thresholds the, doors low little and, staircases
winding narrow, passages, corridors with, house old an of labyrinth a
was it. Blotches unhealthy, green in through breaking was damp the and,
walls the off peeling was plaster the while, floor ground the above
furniture any of signs no and carpets no were there. Companions two my
upon eye keen a kept I and, them disregarded I though even, lady the of
warnings the forgotten not had I but, possible as air an unconcerned as
on put to tried I. Fellow-countryman a least at was he that said he that
little the from see could I but, man silent and morose a be to appeared
"Unlocked he which, door low a before last at stopped Stark Lysander
colonel. Time one at get hardly could us of three the which in, room
square, small a was within. In me ushered colonel the and, outside
"On it turn to were anyone if us for thing unpleasant particularly a be
would it and, press hydraulic the within 'actually, he said ', now are
'We. Floor metal this upon tons many of force the with down comes it
and, piston descending the of end the really is chamber small this of
ceiling the. You to familiar is which manner the in it multiply and
transmit which and, force the receive which outside water of columns
lateral small are there. Force its of little a lost has it and, it of
working the in stiffness some is there but, enough readily goes machine
the. Right it set can we how us show to and over it look to goodness the
have will you perhaps. '
"Thoroughly very machine the examined I and, him from lamp the took I.
Pressure enormous exercising of capable and, one gigantic a indeed was
it. Cylinders side the of one through water of regurgitation a allowed
which, leakage slight a was there that sound whishing the by once at
knew I, it controlled which levers the down pressed and, however,
outside passed I when. Worked it which along socket the fill to quite
not as so shrunk had driving-rod a of head the round was which bands
india-rubber the of one that showed examination an. Right it set to
proceed should they how to as questions practical several asked and
carefully very remarks my followed who, companions my to out it pointed
I and, power of loss the of cause the clearly was this. Curiosity own my
satisfy to it at look good a took and machine the of chamber main the to
returned I, them to clear it made had I when.
Purpose a inadequate so for designed be could engine an powerful so that
suppose to absurd be would it for, fabrication merest the was
fuller's-earth the of story the that glance a at obvious was it. It over
all deposit metallic of crust a see could I it examine to came I when
and, trough iron large a of consisted floor the but, wood of were walls
the. Me at down looking colonel the of face cadaverous the saw and
German in exclamation muttered a heard I when was it what exactly see to
this at scraping was and stooped had I.
"There doing you are 'What? asked he '.
"Me told had he which that as story a elaborate so by tricked been
having at angry felt I. Used was it which for was purpose exact the what
knew I if machine your to as you advise to able better be should I that
think 'I; I said ', fuller's-earth your admiring was 'I. '
"Speech my of rashness the regretted I words the uttered I that instant
the. Eyes grey his in up sprang light baleful a and, hard set face his.
"Machine the about all know shall 'you, he said ', well 'Very. Lock the
in key the turned and, door little the slammed, backward step a took He
'. Shoves and kicks my to least the in give not did and, secure quite
was it but, handle the at pulled and it towards rushed I. 'Hullo! Yelled
I '. 'Hullo! Colonel! Out me let! '
"Mouth my into heart my sent which sound a heard I silence the in
suddenly then and. Cylinder leaking the of swish the and levers the of
clank the was it. Work at engine the set had he. Trough the examining
when it placed had I where floor the upon stood still lamp the. Pulp
shapeless a to me grind minute a within must which force a with, myself
than better knew none as, but, jerkily, slowly, me upon down coming was
ceiling black the that saw I light its by. Lock the at nails my with
dragged and, door the against, screaming, myself threw I. Cries my
drowned levers the of clanking remorseless the but, out me let to
colonel the implored I. Surface rough, hard its feel could I upraised
hand my with and, head my above two or foot a only was ceiling the. It
met I which in position the upon much very depend would death my of pain
the that mind my through flashed it then. Snap dreadful that of think to
shuddered I and, spine my upon come would weight the face my on lay I
if. Me upon down wavering shadow black deadly that at up look and lie to
nerve the I had, yet and; perhaps, way other the easier? Heart my to
back hope of gush a brought which something caught eye my when, erect
stand to unable was I already.
"Wood of were walls the, iron of were ceiling and floor the though that
said have I. Backward pushed was panel small a as broadened and
broadened which, boards the of two between light yellow of line thin a
saw I, around glance hurried last a gave I as. Death from away led which
door a indeed was here that believe hardly could I instant an for. Side
other the upon half-fainting lay and, through myself threw I instant
next the. Escape my been had narrow how me told, metal of slabs two the
of clang the afterwards moments few a and, lamp the of crash the but, me
behind again closed had panel the.
"Right her in candle a held she while, hand left her with me at tugged
and me over bent woman a while, corridor narrow a of floor stone the
upon lying myself found I and, wrist my at plucking frantic a by myself
to recalled was I. Rejected foolishly so had I warning whose friend good
same the was it.
"'Come! come! breathlessly cried she '. Moment a in here be will 'They.
There not are you that see will they. Come but, time so-precious the
waste not do, oh! '
"Advice her scorn not did I, least at, time this. Stair winding a down
and corridor the along her with ran and feet my to staggered I. Beneath
one the from and were we which on floor the from other the answering
one, voices two of shouting the and feet running of sound the heard we
it reached we as just and, passage broad another to led latter the. End
wit's her at is who one like her about looked and stopped guide my.
Brightly shining was moon the which of window the through, bedroom a
into led which door a open threw she then.
"She said ', chance only your is 'It. It jump can you that be may it
but, high is 'It. '
"Other the in cleaver butcher's a like weapon a and hand one in lantern
a with forward rushing Stark Lysander Colonel of figure lean the saw I
and, passage the of end further the at view into sprang light a spoke
she as. Out looked and, window the open flung, bedroom the across rushed
I. Down feet thirty than more be not could it and, moonlight the in
looked garden the wholesome and sweet and quiet how. Me pursued who
ruffian the and saviour my between passed what heard have should I until
jump to hesitated I but, sill the upon out clambered I. Assistance her
to back go to determined was I risks any at then, ill-used were she if.
Back him hold to tried and him round arms her threw she but; her past
way his pushing, door the at was he before mind my through flashed
hardly had thought the.
"'Fritz! Fritz! Time last the after promise your 'remember, English in
cried she '. Again be not should it said you. Silent be will he! Silent
be will he, oh! '
"Elise, mad are 'You! her from away break to struggling, shouted he '.
Us of ruin the be will 'You. Much too seen has he. Say I, pass me let!
Weapon heavy his with me at cut, window the to rushing, and, side one to
her dashed He '. Fell blow his when, sill the to hands the by hanging
was and, go myself let had I. Below garden the into fell I and, loosened
grip my, pain dull a of conscious was I.
"Yet danger of out being from far was I that understood I for, run could
I as hard as bushes the among off rushed and up myself picked I so; fall
the by hurt not but shaken was I. Me over came sickness and dizziness
deadly a, ran I as, however, suddenly.
Wound my from pouring was blood the that and off cut been had thumb my
that saw, time first the for, then and, painfully throbbing was which,
hand my at down glanced I. Rose-bushes the among faint dead a in fell I
moment next and, ears my in buzzing sudden a came there but, it round
handkerchief my tie to endeavoured I.
"Tell cannot I unconscious remained I long how. Myself to came I when
breaking was morning bright a and, sunk had moon the for, time long very
a been have must it. Thumb wounded my from blood with drenched was
coat-sleeve my and, dew with sodden all were clothes my. Pursuers my
from safe be yet hardly might I that feeling the with feet my to sprang
I and, adventure night's my of particulars the all instant an in
recalled it of smarting the. Seen be to were garden nor house neither,
me round look to came I when, astonishment my to but. Night previous the
upon arrived had I which at station very the be to, it approaching my
upon, proved which, building long a was down lower little a just and,
highroad the by close hedge the of angle an in lying been had I. Dream
evil an been have might hours dreadful those during passed had that all,
hand my upon wound ugly the for not it were.
"Train morning the about asked and station the into went I, dazed half.
Hour an than less in Reading to one be would there. Arrived I when there
been had as, found I, duty on was porter same the. Stark Lysander
Colonel of heard ever had he whether him of inquired I. Him to strange
was name the. Me for waiting before night the carriage a observed he
had? Not had he, no. Near anywhere police-station a there was? Off miles
three about one was there.
"Was I as ill and weak, go to me for far too was it. Police the to story
my telling before town to back got I until wait to determined I. Here
along me bring to enough kind was doctor the then and, dressed wound my
have to first went I so, arrived I when six past little a was it. Advise
you what exactly do shall and hands your into case the put I."
Narrative extraordinary this to listening after time little some for
silence in sat both we. Cuttings his placed he which in books
commonplace ponderous the of one shelf the from down pulled Holmes
"He said", you interest will which advertisement an is here. "Ago year a
about papers the all in appeared it. Inst 9th the on, 'Lost: this to
listen. , Mr. Engineer hydraulic a, twenty-six aged, Hayling jeremiah.
Since of heard been not has and, night at o'clock ten at lodgings his
left. Etc ', in dressed was. , etc. Ha! Fancy I, overhauled machine his
have to needed colonel the that time last the represents that."
"Heavens good!" patient my cried. "Said girl the what explains that
"Undoubtedly. Ship captured a from survivor no leave will who pirates
out-and-out those like, game little his of way the in stand should
nothing that determined absolutely was who, man desperate and cool a was
colonel the that clear quite is it. Eyford for starting to preliminary a
as once at Yard Scotland to down go shall we it to equal feel you if so,
precious is now moment every, well."
Village Berkshire little the to Reading from bound, together train the
in all were we afterwards so or hours three some.
Myself and, man plain-clothes a, Yard Scotland of, Bradstreet Inspector,
engineer hydraulic the, Holmes Sherlock were there.
Centre its for Eyford with circle a drawing compasses his with busy was
and seat the upon out county the of map ordnance an spread had
"He said", are you there. "Village the from miles ten of radius a at
drawn is circle that. Line that near somewhere be must want we place
the. Sir, think I, miles ten said you."
"Drive good hour's an was it."
"Unconscious were you when way that all back you brought they that think
"So done have must they. Somewhere conveyed and lifted been having of,
too, memory confused a have I."
"Garden the in fainting lying you found they when you spared have should
they why is", I said", understand cannot I what.
Entreaties woman's the by softened was villain the perhaps."
"Likely that think hardly I. Life my in face inexorable more a saw never
"Bradstreet said", that all up clear soon shall we, oh. "Found be to are
of search in are we that folk the it upon point what at knew I wish only
I and, circle my drawn have I, well."
"Quietly Holmes said", it on finger my lay could I think I.
"Now, really!" opinion your formed have you", inspector the cried! You
with agrees who see shall we, now, come. There deserted more is country
the for, south is it say I."
"Patient my said", east say I and.
"Man plain-clothes the remarked", west for am I. "There up villages
little quiet several are there."
"Any up go carriage the notice not did he that says friend our and,
there hills no are there because", I said", north for am I and."
"Opinion of diversity pretty very a it's"; laughing, inspector the
cried", come. Us among compass the boxed have we. To vote casting your
give you do who?"
"Wrong all are you."
"Be all can't we but."
"Can you, yes, oh. Point my is this." Circle the of centre the in finger
his placed he. "Them find shall we where is this."
"Drive twelve-mile the but?" Hatherley gasped.
"Back six and out six. Simpler nothing. In got you when glossy and fresh
was horse the that yourself say you. Roads heavy over miles twelve gone
had it if that be it could how?"
"Thoughtfully Bradstreet observed", enough ruse likely a is it, indeed.
"Gang this of nature the to as doubt no be can there course of."
"Holmes said", all at none. "Silver of place the taken has which amalgam
the form to machine the used have and, scale large a on coiners are
"Inspector the said", work at was gang clever a that time some for known
have we. "Thousand the by half-crowns out turning been have they. Hands
old very were they that showed that way a in traces their covered had
they for, farther no get could but, Reading as far as them traced even
we. Enough right them got have we that think I, chance lucky this to
thanks, now but."
Justice of hands the into fall to destined not were criminals those for,
mistaken was inspector the but. Landscape the over feather ostrich
immense an like hung and neighbourhood the in trees of clump small a
behind from up streamed which smoke of column gigantic a saw we Station
Eyford into rolled we as.
"Fire on house a?" Way its on again off steamed train the as Bradstreet
"Sir, yes!" station-master the said.
"Out break it did when?"
"Blaze a in is place whole the and, worse got has it but, sir, night the
during was it that hear I."
"It is house whose?"
"Dr is", engineer the in broke", me tell. Nose sharp, long a with, thin
very, German a becher?"
Heartily laughed station-master the. "Dr, sir, no. Waistcoat
better-lined a has who parish the in man a isn't there and, Englishman
an is becher. Harm no him do would beef Berkshire good little a if as
looks he and, foreigner a is who, understand I as, patient a, him with
staying gentleman a has he but."
Fire the of direction the in hastening all were we before speech his
finished not had station-master the. Under flames the keep to striving
vainly were fire-engines three front in garden the in while, window and
chink every at fire spouting, us of front in building whitewashed
widespread great a was there and, hill low a topped road the.
"It that's!" Excitement intense in, Hatherley cried. "Lay I where
rose-bushes the are there and, gravel-drive the is there. From jumped I
that one the is window second that."
"Them upon revenge your had have you", Holmes said", least at, well.
Time the at it observe to you after chase the in excited too were they
doubt no though, walls wooden the to fire set, press the in crushed was
it when, which oil-lamp your was it that question no be can there. Now
by off miles hundred good a are they that fear much very I though, night
last of friends your for crowd this in open eyes your keep now."
Englishman morose the or, German sinister the, woman beautiful the of
either heard been ever has word no this to day that from for, realised
be to came fears Holmes' and. Whereabouts their to as clue least the
discover to ever failed ingenuity Holmes' even and, disappeared
fugitives the of traces all there but, Reading of direction the in
rapidly driving boxes bulky very some and people several containing cart
a met had peasant a morning that early.
Floor second the of window-sill a upon thumb human severed newly a
discovering by so more still and, within found had they which
arrangements strange the at perturbed much been had firemen the.
Dearly so acquaintance unfortunate our cost had which machinery the of
remained trace a not, piping iron and cylinders twisted some save, that
ruin absolute such to reduced been place whole the and, in fallen had
roof the before not but, flames the subdued they and, successful last at
were efforts their, however, sunset about. To referred already been have
which boxes bulky those of presence the explained have may which, found
be to were coins no but, out-house an in stored discovered were tin of
and nickel of masses large.
Tale plain very a us told which, mould soft the for not it were mystery
a forever remained have might senses his recovered he where spot the to
garden the from conveyed been had engineer hydraulic our how. Ones large
unusually other the and feet small remarkably had whom of one, persons
two by down carried been evidently had he. Danger of way the of out man
unconscious the bear to woman the assisted had, companion his than
murderous less or bold less being, Englishman silent the that probable
most was it, whole the on.
"Me for business pretty a been has it", London to more once return to
seats our took we as ruefully engineer our said", well! Gained I have
what and, fee fifty-guinea a lost have I and thumb my lost have I?"
"Laughing, Holmes said", experience. "Existence your of remainder the
for company excellent being of reputation the gain to words into it put
to only have you; know you, value of be may it indirectly."