CORONET BERYL THE.
"Along coming madman a is here", street the down looking bow-window our
in morning one stood I as I said", holmes. Alone out come to him allow
should relatives his that sad rather seems it."
Shoulder my over looking, dressing-gown his of pockets the in hands his
with stood and armchair his from lazily rose friend my. Sun wintry the
in brightly shimmering, ground the upon deep lay still before day the of
snow the and, morning February crisp, bright a was it. Fell it when as
white as lay still it foot-paths the of edges heaped-up the on and side
either at but, traffic the by band crumbly brown a into ploughed been
had it Street Baker of centre the down. Usual than passengers fewer were
there that so, slippery dangerously still was but, scraped and cleaned
been had pavement grey the. Attention my drawn had conduct eccentric
whose gentleman single the save coming was one no Station Metropolitan
the of direction the from, indeed.
Figure commanding a and face marked strongly, massive a with, imposing
and, portly, tall, fifty about of man a was he. Trousers pearl-grey
well-cut and, gaiters brown neat, hat shining, frock-coat black in,
style rich yet sombre a in dressed was he. Legs his upon tax any set to
accustomed little is who gives man weary a as such, springs little
occasional with, hard running was he for, features and dress his of
dignity the to contrast absurd in were actions his yet. Contortions
extraordinary most the into face his writhed and, head his waggled, down
and up hands his jerked he ran he as.
"Him with matter the be can earth on what?" Asked I. "Houses the of
numbers the at up looking is he."
"Hands his rubbing, Holmes said", here coming is he that believe I.
"Professionally me consult to coming is he think rather I; yes. Symptoms
the recognise I that think I. Ha! You tell not I did?" Clanging the with
resounded house whole the until bell our at pulled and door our at
rushed, blowing and puffing, man the, spoke he as.
Pity and horror to instant an in turned were smiles our that eyes his in
despair and grief of look a fixed so with but, gesticulating still,
puffing still, room our in was he later moments few a. Reason his of
limits extreme the to driven been has who one like hair his at plucked
and body his swayed but, out words his get not could he while a for.
Room the of centre the to away him tore and him upon rushed both we that
force such with wall the against head his beat he, feet his to springing
Employ to how well so knew he which tones soothing, easy the in him with
chatted and hand his patted, him beside sitting, and easy-chair the into
down him pushed Holmes sherlock.
"Not you have, story your tell to me to come have you?" he said.
"Haste your with fatigued are you. Me to submit may you which problem
little any into look to happy most be shall I then and, yourself
recovered have you until wait pray."
Emotion his against fighting, chest heaving a with more or minute a for
sat man the. Us towards face his turned and, tight lips his set, brow
his over handkerchief his passed he then.
"Mad me think you doubt no?" he said.
"Holmes responded", trouble great some had have you that see I.
"Have I knows god! it is terrible so and sudden so, reason my unseat to
enough is which trouble --a. Stain a borne yet never has character whose
man a am I although, faced have might I disgrace public. Soul very my
shake to enough been have, form a frightful so in and, together coming
two the but; man every of lot the is also affliction private. Alone I
not is it, besides.
Affair horrible this of out found be way some unless suffer may land the
in noblest very the."
"You befallen has that is it what and are you who of account clear a
have me let and", Holmes said", sir, yourself compose pray."
"Ears your to familiar probably is", visitor our answered", name my.
Street Threadneedle of, Stevenson & Holder of firm banking the of,
Holder Alexander am I."
London of City the in concern banking private largest second the in
partner senior the to belonging as us to known well indeed was name the.
Pass pitiable most this to London of citizens foremost the of one bring
to, then, happened have could what? Story his tell to himself braced he
effort another with until, curiosity all, waited we.
"Co-operation your secure should I that suggested inspector police the
when here hastened I why is that"; he said", value of is time that feel
I. Snow this through slowly go cabs the for, foot on there from hurried
and Underground the by Street Baker to came I. Exercise little very
takes who man a am I for, breath of out so was I why is that. Can I as
clearly as yet and shortly as you before facts the put will I and, now
better feel I.
"Depositors our of number the and connection our increasing our upon as
funds our for investments remunerative find to able being our upon
depends much as business banking successful a in that you to known well,
course of, is it. Unimpeachable is security the where, loans of shape
the in is money out laying of means lucrative most our of one. Plate or,
libraries, pictures their of security the upon sums large advanced have
we whom to families noble many are there and, years few last the during
direction this in deal good a done have we.
"Clerks the of one by me to in brought was card a when bank the at
office my in seated was I morning yesterday. England in names exalted
most, noblest, highest the of earth--one the over all word household a
is which name a was it that than more no say better had I you to even
perhaps, than--well other none of that was it for, name the saw I when
started I. Task disagreeable a through quickly hurry to wishes who man a
of air the with business into once at plunged he but, so say to, entered
he when, attempted and honour the by overwhelmed was I.
"'Mr. Money advancing of habit the in are you that informed been have
'I, he said ', holder. '
"Good is security the when so does firm 'The. Answered I '.
"Once at pounds 000, 50 have should I 'that, he said ', me to essential
absolutely is 'It. Myself business that out carry to and business of
matter a it make to prefer much I but, friends my from over times ten
sum a trifling so borrow, course of, could I. Obligations under self
one's place to unwise is it that understand readily can you position my
"Sum this want you do, ask I may, long how 'For? Asked I '.
"Charge to right it think you interest whatever with, advance you what
repay certainly most then shall I and, me to due sum large a have I
Monday 'Next. Once at paid be should money the that me to essential very
is it but. '
"Bear could it than more rather be would strain the that not it 'were, I
said ', purse private own my from parley further without it advance to
happy be should 'I. Taken be should precaution businesslike every, case
your in even, that insist must I partner my to justice in then, firm the
of name the in it do to am I, hand other the on, if. '
"Chair his beside laid had he which case morocco black, square a up
raising, he said ', so it have to prefer much should 'I.
Coronet Beryl the of heard doubtless have 'You? '
"I said ', empire the of possessions public precious most the of 'One.
"'Precisely. Named had he which jewellery of piece magnificent the lay,
velvet flesh-coloured, soft in imbedded, there and, case the opened He
'. Incalculable is chasing gold the of price the 'and, he said ', beryls
enormous thirty-nine are 'There. Asked have I which sum the double at
coronet the of worth the put would estimate lowest the. Security my as
you with it leave to prepared am I. '
"Client illustrious my to it from perplexity some in looked and hands my
into case precious the took I.
"Value its doubt 'You? asked he '.
"All at 'Not. Doubt--' only I
"It leaving my of propriety 'The. That about rest at mind your set may
you. It reclaim to days four in able be should I that certain absolutely
not it were so doing of dream not should I. Form of matter pure a is it.
Sufficient security the is? '
"Mr, understand 'You. You of heard have I that all upon founded, you in
have I which confidence the of proof strong a you giving am I that,
holder. It befall to were harm any if caused be would scandal public
great a that say not need I because precaution possible every with
coronet this preserve to, all above, but matter the upon gossip all from
refrain to and discreet be to only not you upon rely I. Them replace to
impossible be would it and, these match to world the in beryls no are
there for, loss complete its as serious as almost be would it to injury
Morning Monday on person in it for call shall I and, confidence every
with, however, you with it leave I. '
"Notes pound 1000 fifty over pay to him ordered I, cashier my for
calling, but more no said I, leave to anxious was client my that seeing.
Me upon entailed it which responsibility immense the of misgivings some
with think but not could I, me of front in table the upon lying case
precious the with, however, more once alone was I when. It to occur
should misfortune any if ensue would scandal horrible a, possession
national a was it as, that doubt no be could there. It of charge take to
consented ever having regretted already I. Work my to more once turned
and safe private my in up it locked I so, now matter the alter to late
too was it, however.
"Me behind office the in thing a precious so leave to imprudence an be
would it that felt I came evening when. Be mine not should why and, now
before forced been had safes bankers'? Myself find should I which in
position the be would terrible how, so if! Reach my of out really be
never might it that so, me with forward and backward case the carry
always would I days few next the for that, therefore, determined I. Me
with jewel the carrying, Streatham at house my to out drove and cab a
called I, intention this with. Dressing-room my of bureau the in it
locked and upstairs it taken had I until freely breathe not did I.
"Mr, household my to as word a now and. Situation the understand
thoroughly to you wish I for, holmes. Altogether aside set be may and,
house the of out sleep page my and groom my. Suspicion above quite is
reliability absolute whose and years of number a me with been have who
maid-servants three have I. Months few a service my in been only has,
waiting-maid second the, Parr Lucy, another. Satisfaction me given
always has and, however, character excellent an with came she. Place the
about hung occasionally have who admirers attracted has and girl pretty
very a is she.
Way every in girl good thoroughly a be to her believe we but, her to
found have we which drawback only the is that.
"Servants the for much so. It describe to long me take not will it that
small so is itself family my. Arthur, son only an have and widower a am
I. Mr, me to disappointment a been has he.
Disappointment grievous holmes--a. Blame to myself am I that doubt no
have I. Him spoiled have I that me tell people. Have I likely very. Love
to had I all was he that felt I died wife dear my when. Face his from
moment a for even fade smile the see to bear not could I. Wish a him
denied never have I. Best the for it meant I but, sterner been I had us
of both for better been have would it perhaps.
"Turn business a of not was he but, business my in me succeed should he
that intention my naturally was it. Money of sums large of handling the
in him trust not could I, truth the speak to, and, wayward, wild was he.
Habits expensive and purses long with men of number a of intimate the
soon was he, manners charming having, there and, club aristocratic an of
member a became he young was he when. Honour of debts his settle might
he that, allowance his upon advance an him give to me implore and me to
come to again and again had he until, turf the on money squander to and
cards at heavily play to learned he. Again back him draw to enough was,
Burnwell George Sir, friend his of influence the time each but, keeping
was he which company dangerous the from away break to once than more
"Manner his of fascination the resist hardly could I that myself found
have I and, house my to him brought frequently has he for, him over
influence an gain should Burnwell George Sir as man a such that wonder
not could I, indeed, and. Beauty personal great of man a and, talker
brilliant a, everything seen, everywhere been had who one, finger-tips
his to world the of man a, Arthur than older is he. Distrusted deeply be
should who one is he that eyes his in caught have I which look the and
speech cynical his from convinced am I, presence his of glamour the from
away far, blood cold in him of think I when yet. Character into insight
quick woman's a has who, Mary little my thinks, too, so and, think I so.
"Described be to she only is there now and. Daughter my as since ever
her upon looked have and, her adopted I world the in alone her left and
ago years five died brother my when but; niece my is she. Be could woman
a as gentle and quiet and tender as yet, housekeeper and manager
wonderful a, beautiful, loving, house--sweet my in sunbeam a is she.
Hand right my is she. Her without do could I what know not do I. Wishes
my against gone ever she has matter one only in. Him refused has she
time each but, devotedly her loves he for, him marry to her asked has
boy my twice. Alas, now but; life whole his changed have might marriage
his that and, she been have would it path right the into him drawn have
could anyone if that think I! late too late--forever too is it!
"Mr, now. Story miserable my with continue shall I and, roof my under
live who people the know you, holmes.
"Client my of name the only suppressing, roof our under had we which
treasure precious the of and, experience my Mary and Arthur told I,
dinner after night that drawing-room the in coffee taking were we when.
Closed was door the that swear cannot I but; room the left, sure am I,
had, coffee the in brought had who, Parr lucy.
It disturb to not better it thought I but, coronet famous the see to
wished and interested much were Arthur and mary.
"It put you have 'Where? Arthur asked '.
"Bureau own my 'In. '
"Night the during burgled be won't house the goodness to hope I, 'Well.
he said '.
"Answered I ', up locked is 'It.
"Bureau that fit will key old any, 'Oh. Cupboard box-room the of key the
with myself it opened have I youngster a was I when. '
"Said he what of little thought I that so, talking of way wild a had
often he. Face grave very a with night that, however, room my to me
"Pounds 200 have me let you 'can, down cast eyes his with he said ',
dad, here 'Look? '
"Cannot I, 'No! Sharply answered I '. Matters money in you with generous
too far been have 'I. '
"Again club the inside face my show never can I else or, money this have
must I 'but, he said ', kind very been have 'You. '
"Too, thing good very a 'And! Cried I '.
"He said ', man dishonoured a it leave me have not would you but, 'Yes.
Disgrace the bear not could 'I. Means other try must I then, it have me
let not will you if and, way some in money the raise must I. '
"Month the during demand third the was this for, angry very was I. Word
another without room the left and bowed he which on, cried I ', me from
farthing a have not shall 'You.
"Again it locked and, safe was treasure my that sure made, bureau my
unlocked I gone was he when. Night that myself perform to well it
thought I which but Mary to leave usually I which duty secure--a was all
that see to house the round go to started I then. Approached I as
fastened and closed she which, hall the of window side the at herself
Mary saw I stairs the down came I as.
"To-night out go to leave, maid the, Lucy give you 'did, disturbed
little a, thought I, looking, she said ', dad, me 'Tell? '
"Not 'Certainly. '
"Door back the by now just in came 'She. Stopped be should and safe
hardly is it that think I but, someone see to gate side the to been only
has she that doubt no have I. '
"It prefer you if will I or, morning the in her to speak must 'You.
Fastened is everything that sure you are? '
"Dad, sure 'Quite. '
"Good-night, 'Then. Asleep soon was I where, again bedroom my to up went
and her kissed I '.
"Mr, everything you tell to endeavouring am I. Clear make not do I which
point any upon me question will you that beg I but, case the upon
bearing any have may which, holmes."
"Lucid singularly is statement your, contrary the on."
"So particularly be to wish should I which in now story my of part a to
come I. Usual than so less even me make to, doubt no, tended mind my in
anxiety the and, sleeper heavy very a not am I.
House the in sound some by awakened was I, then, morning the in two
about. Somewhere closed gently had window a though as it behind
impression an left had it but, awake wide was I ere ceased had it. Ears
my all with listening lay I. Room next the in softly moving footsteps of
sound distinct a was there, horror my to, suddenly. Door dressing-room
my of corner the round peeped and, fear with palpitating all, bed of out
"'Arthur! Villain 'you, screamed I '! thief you! Coronet that touch you
dare how? '
"Hands his in coronet the holding, light the beside standing was,
trousers and shirt his in only dressed, boy unhappy my and, it left had
I as, up half was gas the. Strength his all with it bending or, it at
wrenching be to appeared he. Death as pale as turned and grasp his from
it dropped he cry my at. It examined and up it snatched I. Missing was,
it in beryls the of three with, corners gold the of one.
"Blackguard 'You! Rage with myself beside, shouted I '. It destroyed
have 'You! Forever me dishonoured have you! Stolen have you which jewels
the are where? '
"'Stolen! cried he '.
"Thief, 'Yes! Shoulder the by him shaking, roared I '.
"Missing none are 'There. He said ', missing any be cannot there.
"Missing three are 'There. Are they where know you and. Thief a as well
as liar a you call I must? Piece another off tear to trying you see not
I did? '
"Longer any it stand not will 'I, he said ', enough names me called have
'You. Me insult to chosen have you since, business this about word
another say not shall I. World the in way own my make and morning the in
house your leave will I. '
"Police the of hands the in it leave shall 'You! Rage and grief with
half-mad cried I '. Bottom the to probed matter this have shall 'I. '
"Nature his in was thought have not should I as such passion a with he
said ', me from nothing learn shall 'You. Can they what find police the
let, police the call to choose you 'If. '
"Anger my in voice my raised had I for, astir was house whole the time
this by. Ground the on senseless down fell, scream a with, and story
whole the read she, face Arthur's of and coronet the of sight the at,
and, room my into rush to first the was mary. Once at hands their into
investigation the put and police the for house-maid the sent I. Theft
with him charge to intention my was it whether me asked, folded arms his
with sullenly stood had who, Arthur, house the entered constable a and
inspector the when. Property national was coronet ruined the since, one
public a become had but, matter private a be to ceased had it that
answered I. Everything in way its have should law the that determined
"Once at arrested me have not will 'you, he said ', least 'At. Minutes
five for house the leave might I if mine as well as advantage your to be
would it. '
"I said ', stolen have you what conceal may you that perhaps or, away
get may you 'That. Nation the convulse would which scandal a raise to
threatened he that and; stake at was I than greater far was who one of
that but honour my only not that remember to him implored I, placed was
I which in position dreadful the realising, then and. Stones missing
three the with done had he what me tell but would he if all it avert
"Heinous more guilt your make could confession no and, act the in caught
been have 'you; I said ', matter the face well as may 'You.
Forgotten and forgiven be shall all, are beryls the where us telling by,
power your in is as reparation such make but you if. '
"Sneer a with me from away turning, answered he ', it for ask who those
for forgiveness your 'Keep. Him influence to mine of words any for
hardened too was he that saw I. It for way one but was there. Custody
into him gave and inspector the in called I. Threats our and persuasions
our all for mouth his open boy wretched the would nor, found be could
them of trace no but; gems the concealed have possibly could he where
house the of portion every of and room his of but person his of only not
once at made was search a. Matter the unravelling in skill your use to
you implore to you to round hurried have, formalities police the all
through going after, I and, cell a to removed was he morning this.
It of nothing make present at can they that confessed openly have police
the. Necessary think you which expense any to go may you. Pounds 1000 of
reward a offered already have I. Do I shall what, God my! Night one in
son my and, gems my, honour my lost have I. Do I shall what, oh!"
Words beyond got has grief whose child a like himself to droning, fro
and to himself rocked and head his of side either on hand a put he.
Fire the upon fixed eyes his and knitted brows his with, minutes few
some for silent sat Holmes sherlock.
"Company much receive you do?" asked he.
"Arthur's of friend occasional an and family his with partner my save
none. Lately times several been has Burnwell George sir. Think I, else
"Society in much out go you do?"
"Does arthur. Home at stay I and mary. It for care us of neither we."
"Girl young a in unusual is that."
"Nature quiet a of is she. Young very so not is she, besides.
Four-and-twenty is she."
"Also her to shock a been have to seems, say you what from, matter
"Terrible! I than affected more even is she."
"Guilt son's your to as doubt any you of neither have you?"
"Hands his in coronet the with eyes own my with him saw I when have we
"Proof conclusive a that consider hardly I. Injured all at coronet the
of remainder the was?"
"Twisted was it, yes."
"It straighten to trying been have might he that, then, think not you
"You bless god! Me for and him for can you what doing are you.
Task a heavy too is it but. All at there doing he was what? So say not
he did why, innocent were purpose his if?"
"Precisely. Lie a invent not he did why, guilty were it if and?
Ways both cut to me to appears silence his. Case the about points
singular several are there. Sleep your from you awoke which noise the of
think police the did what?"
"Door bedroom his closing Arthur's by caused be might it that considered
"Story likely a! Household a wake to as so door his slam would felony on
bent man a if as. Gems these of disappearance the of, then, say they did
"Them finding of hope the in furniture the probing and planking the
sounding still are they."
"House the outside looking of thought they have?"
"Energy extraordinary shown have they, yes. Examined minutely been
already has garden whole the."
"Holmes said", sir dear my, now. "think to inclined first at were police
the or you either than deeper much very strikes really matter this that
now you to obvious not it is? Complex exceedingly seems it me to; case
simple a be to you to appeared it. Theory your by involved is what
consider. Discovered being of danger greatest the to himself exposed he
which in room the into thirty-six other the with returned then and, them
find can nobody that skill such with, thirty-nine the of out gems three
concealed, place other some to off went, it of portion small a force
main by off broke, coronet your out took, bureau your opened,
dressing-room your to, risk great at, went, bed his from down came son
your that suppose you. Tenable theory a such is, now you ask I?"
"There is other what but?" despair of gesture a with banker the cried.
"Them explain not he does why, innocent were motives his if?"
"Mr, please you if, now so"; Holmes replied", out that find to task our
is it. Details into closely more little a glancing to hour an devote
and, together Streatham for off set will we, holder."
Listened had we which to story the by stirred deeply were sympathy and
curiosity my for, do to enough eager was I which, expedition their in
them accompanying my upon insisted friend my. Explanation accepted the
with dissatisfied was he as long as hope for grounds some be must there
that felt I that judgment Holmes' in faith such had I still but, father
unhappy his to did it as obvious as be to me to appeared son banker's
the of guilt the that confess I. Thought deepest the in sunk, eyes his
over drawn hat his and breast his upon chin his with sat but, suburb
southern the to out way whole the word a spoke hardly he. Affairs
business his over me with chat desultory a into broke even he and, him
to presented been had which hope of glimpse little the at heart fresh
taken have to appeared client our. Financier great the of residence
modest the, Fairbank to us brought walk shorter a and journey railway
Road the from little a back standing, stone white of house square
good-sized a was fairbank. Entrance the closed which gates iron large
two to front in down stretched, lawn snow-clad a with, carriage-sweep
double a. Entrance tradesmen's the forming and, door kitchen the to road
the from stretching hedges neat two between path narrow a into led
which, thicket wooden small a was side right the on. Thoroughfare, used
little though, public a being, all at grounds the within itself not was
and, stables the to led which lane a ran left the on. Lane stable the
into behind garden the by round so and, path tradesmen's the down, front
the across, house the round all slowly walked and door the at standing
us left holmes. Mr that he was long so. Return should he until fire the
by waited and dining-room the into went I and holder. In came lady young
a and opened door the when silence in there sitting were we. Skin her of
pallor absolute the against darker the seemed which, eyes and hair dark
with, slim, height middle the above rather was she. Face woman's a in
paleness deadly such seen ever have I that think not do I. Crying with
flushed were eyes her but, bloodless were, too, lips her. Self-restraint
for capacity immense with, character strong of woman a evidently was she
as her in striking more the was it and, morning the in done had banker
the than grief of sense greater a with me impressed she room the into
silently swept she as. Caress womanly sweet a with head his over hand
her passed and uncle her to straight went she, presence my disregarding.
"Dad, not you have, liberated be should Arthur that orders given have
you?" asked she.
"Bottom the to probed be must matter the, girl my, no, no."
"Innocent is he that sure so am I but. Are instincts woman's what know
you. Harshly so acted having for sorry be will you that and harm no done
has he that know I."
"Innocent is he if, then, silent he is why?"
"Knows who? Him suspect should you that angry so was he because
"Hand his in coronet the with him saw actually I when, him suspecting
help I could how?"
"It at look to up it picked only had he but, oh. Innocent is he that it
for word my take do, do, oh. More no say and drop matter the let. Prison
in Arthur dear our of think to dreadful so is it!"
"Mary, found--never are gems the until drop it let never shall I!
Me to consequences awful the to as you blinds Arthur for affection your.
It into deeply more inquire to London from down gentleman a brought have
I, up thing the hushing from far."
"Gentleman this?" me to round facing, asked she.
"Friend his, no. Alone him leave to us wished he. Now lane stable the in
round is he."
"Lane stable the?" Eyebrows dark her raised she. "There find to hope he
can what? Ah! He is, suppose I, this. Crime this of innocent is Arthur
cousin my that, truth the is sure feel I what, proving in succeed will
you that, sir, trust I."
"Shoes his from snow the knock to mat the to back going, Holmes
returned", it prove may we that, you with, trust I and, opinion your
share fully I. "Holder Mary Miss addressing of honour the have I believe
I. Two or question a you ask I might?"
"Up affair horrible this clear to help may it if, sir, do pray."
"Night last yourself nothing heard you?"
"Loudly speak to began here uncle my until, nothing. Down came I and,
that heard I."
"Before night the doors and windows the up shut you. Windows the all
fasten you did?"
"Morning this fastened all they were?"
"Sweetheart a has who maid a have you? Him see to out been had she that
night last uncle your to remarked you that think I?"
"Coronet the about remarks uncle's heard have may who and, drawing-room
the in waited who girl the was she and, yes."
"See I. Robbery the planned have may two the that and, sweetheart her
tell to out gone have may she that infer you."
"Hands his in coronet the with Arthur saw I that you told have I when",
impatiently banker the cried", theories vague these all of good the is
"Mr, little a wait. Holder. That to back come must we. Holder Miss, girl
this about. Presume I, door kitchen the by return her saw you?"
"In slipping her met I night the for fastened was door the if see to
went I when; yes. Gloom the in, too, man the saw I."
"Him know you do?"
"Yes, oh! round vegetables our brings who green-grocer the is he.
Prosper Francis is name his."
"Door the reach to necessary is than path the up farther, say to is
door--that the of left the to", Holmes said", stood he?"
"Did he, yes."
"Leg wooden a with man a is he and?"
Eyes black expressive lady's young the in up sprang fear like something.
"She said", magician a like are you, why. "That know you do how?" Face
eager, thin Holmes' in smile answering no was there but, smiled she.
"He said", upstairs go to now glad very be should I. "Again house the of
outside the over go to wish probably shall I. Up go I before windows
lower the at look a take better had I perhaps."
Lane stable the onto hall the from looked which one large the at only
pausing, other the to one from round swiftly walked he.
Lens magnifying powerful his with sill the of examination careful very a
made and opened he this. "Last at he said", upstairs go shall we now.
Mirror long a and, bureau large a, carpet grey a with, chamber little
furnished plainly a was dressing-room banker's the.
Lock the at hard looked and first bureau the to went holmes.
"It open to used was key which?" asked he.
"Lumber-room the of cupboard the of indicated--that himself son my which
"Here it you have?"
"Dressing-table the on it is that."
Bureau the opened and up it took Holmes sherlock.
"He said", lock noiseless a is it. "You wake not did it that wonder no
is it. Coronet the contains, presume I, case this. It at look a have
must we." Table the upon it laid he diadem the out taking and, case the
opened he. Seen ever have I that finest the were stones thirty-six the
and, art jeweller's the of specimen magnificent a was it. Away torn been
had gems three holding corner a where, edge cracked a was coronet the of
side one at.
"Mr, now. Lost unfortunately so been has which that to corresponds which
corner the is here", Holmes said", holder. Off it break will you that
beg I might."
Horror in recoiled banker the. "He said", trying of dream not should I.
"Will I then." Result without but, it upon strength his bent suddenly
holmes. "It break to time my all me take would it, fingers the in strong
exceptionally am I though, but"; he said", little a give it feel I. It
do not could man ordinary an. Mr, it break did I if happen would think
you do what, now. Holder? Shot pistol a like noise a be would there. It
of nothing heard you that and bed your of yards few a within happened
this all that me tell you do?"
"Think to what know not do I. Me to dark all is it."
"Go we as lighter grow may it perhaps but. Holder Miss, think you do
"Perplexity uncle's my share still I that confess I."
"Him saw you when on slippers or shoes no had son your?"
"Shirt and trousers his only save on nothing had he."
"You thank. Up matter the clearing in succeed not do we if fault own our
entirely be will it and, inquiry this during luck extraordinary with
favoured been certainly have we. Mr, permission your with. Outside
investigations my continue now shall I, holder."
Difficult more task his make might footmarks unnecessary any that
explained he for, request own his at, alone went he. Ever as inscrutable
as features his and snow with heavy feet his with last at returning,
work at was he more or hour an for.
"Mr, see to is there that all now seen have I that think I.
Rooms my to returning by best you serve can I"; he said", holder."
"Mr, gems the but. Holmes. They are where?"
"Tell cannot I."
Hands his wrung banker the. "Again them see never shall I!" cried he.
"Son my and? Hopes me give you?"
"Altered way no in is opinion my."
"Night last house my in acted was which business dark this was what,
sake God's for, then?"
"Clearer it make to can I what do to happy be shall I ten and nine
between morning to-morrow rooms Street Baker my at me upon call can you
if. Draw may I sum the on limit no place you that and, gems the back get
I that only provided, you for act to blanche carte me give you that
"Back them have to fortune my give would I."
"Good very. Then and this between matter the into look shall I.
Evening before again here over come to have may I that possible just is
Imagine dimly even could I than more was were conclusions his what
although, case the about up made now was mind companion's my that me to
obvious was it. Despair in over it gave I last at until, topic other
some to away glided always he but, point the upon him sound to
endeavoured I journey homeward our during times several. More once rooms
our in ourselves found we when three yet not was it. Loafer common a as
dressed minutes few a in again down was and chamber his to hurried he.
Class the of sample perfect a was he, boots worn his and, cravat red
his, coat seedy, shiny his, up turned collar his with.
"Fireplace the above glass the into glancing, he said", do should this
that think I. "Do won't it that fear I but, Watson, me with come could
you that wish only I. Is it which know soon shall I but,
will-o'-the-wisp a following be may I or, matter this in trail the on be
may I. Hours few a in back be may I that hope I." Expedition his upon
off started he pocket his into meal rude this thrusting and, bread of
rounds two between it sandwiched, sideboard the upon joint the from beef
of slice a cut he.
Hand his in boot elastic-sided old an swinging, spirits excellent in
evidently, returned he when tea my finished just had I. Tea of cup a to
himself helped and corner a into down it chucked he.
"He said", passed I as in looked only I. "On right going am I."
"End West the of side other the to, oh. Back get I before time some be
may it. Late be should I case in me for up wait don't."
"On getting you are how?"
"So so, oh. Of complain to nothing. House the at call not did I but,
last you saw I since Streatham to out been have I. Deal good a for it
missed have not would I and, problem little sweet very a is it. Self
respectable highly my to return and off clothes disreputable these get
must but, here gossiping sit not must I, however."
Imply would alone words his than satisfaction for reasons stronger had
he that manner his by see could I. Cheeks sallow his upon colour of
touch a even was there and, twinkled eyes his. Hunt congenial his upon
more once off was he that me told which, door hall the of slam the heard
I later minutes few a and, upstairs hastened he.
Room my to retired I so, return his of sign no was there but, midnight
until waited I. Surprise no me caused lateness his that so, scent a upon
hot was he when end on nights and days for away be to him for thing
uncommon no was it. Possible as trim and fresh as, other the in paper
the and hand one in coffee of cup a with was he there morning the in
breakfast to down came I when but, in came he hour what at know not do
"Morning this appointment early an rather has client our that remember
you but", he said", Watson, you without beginning my excuse will you."
"Answered I", now nine after is it, why. "He were that if surprised be
not should I. Ring a heard I thought I."
Financier the friend our, indeed, was it. Whiter shade a least at me to
seemed hair his while, in fallen and pinched now was, mould massive and
broad a of naturally was which face his for, him over come had which
change the by shocked was I. Him for forward pushed I which armchair the
into heavily dropped he and, before morning the of violence his than
painful more even was which lethargy and weariness a with entered he.
"He said", tried severely so be to done have I what know not do I.
"World the in care a without, man prosperous and happy a was I ago days
two only. Age dishonoured and lonely a to left am I now. Another of
heels the upon close comes sorrow one. Me deserted has, Mary, niece my."
"Yes. Table hall the upon lay me for note a and, empty was room her, in
slept been not had morning this bed her. Him with well been have might
all boy my married had she if that, anger in not and sorrow in, night
last her to said had I. So say to me of thoughtless was it perhaps. Note
this in refers she that remark that to is it:
"Occurred have never might misfortune terrible this differently acted
had I if that and, you upon trouble brought have I that feel --I: UNCLE
DEAREST 'MY. Forever you leave must I that feel I and, roof your under
happy be again ever, mind my in thought this with, cannot I. Me to
ill-service an and labour fruitless be will it for, me for search not
do, all above, and; for provided is that for, future my about worry not
do. --MARY, loving your ever am I, death in or life in. '
"Mr, note that by mean she could what. Holmes? Suicide to points it
think you do?"
"Kind the of nothing, no, no. Solution possible best the perhaps is it.
Mr, trust I. Troubles your of end the nearing are you that, holder."
"Ha! So say you! Mr, something heard have you. Something learned have
you; holmes! Gems the are where?"
"Them for sum excessive an apiece pounds 1000 think not would you?"
"Ten pay would I."
"Unnecessary be would that. Matter the cover will thousand three.
Fancy I, reward little a is there and. Check-book your you have?
Pen a is here. Pounds 4000 for out it make better."
Check required the out made banker the face dazed a with. Table the upon
down it threw and, it in gems three with gold of piece triangular little
a out took, desk his to over walked holmes.
Up it clutched client our joy of shriek a with.
"It have you!" gasped he. "Saved am I! Saved am I!"
Bosom his to gems recovered his hugged he and, been had grief his as
passionate as was joy of reaction the.
"Mr, owe you thing other one is there. Sternly rather Holmes Sherlock
"Owe!" Pen a up caught he. "It pay will I and, sum the name."
"Me to not is debt the, no. One have to chance ever I should, do son own
my see to proud be should I as matter this in himself carried has who,
son your, lad noble that to apology humble very a owe you."
"Them took who Arthur not was it then?"
"Not was it that, to-day repeat I and, yesterday you told I."
"It of sure are you! Known is truth the that know him let to once at him
to hurry us let then."
"Already it knows he. Me to clear quite yet not were which details few
very the add to and right was I that confess to had he which on, him to
it told I, story the me tell not would he that finding and, him with
interview an had I up all it cleared had I when. Lips his open may,
however, morning this of news your."
"Mystery extraordinary this is what, then, me tell, sake heaven's for!"
"It reached I which by steps the you show will I and, so do will I. Mary
niece your and Burnwell George Sir between understanding an been has
there: hear to you for and say to me for hardest is it which that,
first, you to say me let and. Together fled now have they."
"Mary my? Impossible!"
"Certain is it; possible than more unfortunately is it. Circle family
your into him admitted you when man this of character true the knew son
your nor you neither. Conscience or heart without man a, villain
desperate absolutely an, gambler ruined England--a in men dangerous most
the of one is he. Men such of nothing knew niece your. Heart his touched
had alone she that herself flattered she, her before hundred a to done
had he as, her to vows his breathed he when. Evening every nearly him
seeing of habit the in was and tool his became she least at but, said he
what best knows devil the."
"It believe, not will I and, cannot I!" face ashen an with banker the
"Night last house your in occurred what, then, you tell will I.
Lane stable the into leads which window the through lover her to talked
and down slipped, room your to gone, thought she as, had you when, niece
your. There stood he had long so, snow the through right pressed had
footmarks his. Coronet the of him told she. Will his to her bent he and,
news the at kindled gold for lust wicked his. One been have must she
that think I and, loves other all extinguishes lover a of love the whom
in women are there but, you loved she that doubt no have I. True
perfectly all was which, lover wooden-legged her with escapade servants'
the of one about you told and rapidly window the closed she which on,
downstairs coming you saw she when instructions his to listened hardly
"Debts club his about uneasiness his of account on badly slept he but
you with interview his after bed to went, Arthur, boy your.
Dressing-room your into disappeared she until passage the along
stealthily very walking cousin his see to surprised was, out looking,
and rose he so, door his pass tread soft a heard he night the of middle
the in. Affair strange this of come would what see to dark the in there
waited and clothes some on slipped lad the, astonishment with petrified.
Hands her in coronet precious the carried she that saw son your
passage-lamp the of light the in and, again room the from emerged she
presently. Beneath hall the in passed what see could he whence, door
your near curtain the behind slipped and along ran, horror with
thrilling, he and, stairs the down passed she. Curtain the behind hid
stood he where to close quite passing, room her to back hurry more once
it closing then and, gloom the in someone to coronet the out hand,
window the open stealthily her saw he.
"Loved he whom woman the of exposure horrible a without action any take
not could he scene the on was she as long as. Right it set to was it
all-important how and, you for be would this misfortune a crushing how
realised he gone was she that instant the but. Moonlight the in figure
dark a see could he where, lane the down ran and, snow the into out
sprang, window the opened, feet bare his in, was he as just, down rushed
he. Other the at opponent his and, coronet the of side one at tugging
lad your, them between struggle a was there and, him caught Arthur but,
away get to tried Burnwell George sir. Eye the over him cut and George
Sir struck son your, scuffle the in. Scene the upon appeared you when it
straighten to endeavouring was and struggle the in twisted been had
coronet the that observed just had and, room your to ascended, window
the closed, back rushed, hands his in coronet the had he that finding,
son your and, snapped suddenly something then."
"Possible it is?" banker the gasped.
"Thanks warmest your deserved had he that felt he when moment a at names
him calling by anger his roused then you. Hands his at consideration
enough little deserved certainly who one betraying without affairs of
state true the explain not could he. Secret her preserved and, however,
view chivalrous more the took he."
"Mr cried", coronet the saw she when fainted and shrieked she why was
that and. Holder. "God my, oh! Been have I fool blind a what! Minutes
five for out go to allowed be to asking his and!
Struggle the of scene the at were piece missing the if see to wanted
fellow dear the. Him misjudged have I cruelly how!"
"Me help might which snow the in traces any were there if observe to it
round carefully very went once at I", Holmes continued", house the at
arrived I when. Impressions preserve to frost strong a been had there
that also and, before evening the since fallen had none that knew I.
Indistinguishable and down trampled all it found but, path tradesmen's
the along passed I. Leg wooden a had he that showed side one on
impressions round whose, man a with talked and stood had woman a, door
kitchen the of side far the at, however, it beyond just. Away gone had
then and, little a waited had Wooden-leg while, marks heel light and toe
deep the by shown was as, door the to swiftly back run had woman the
for, disturbed been had they that tell even could I. So was it showed
inquiry and, me to spoken already had you whom of, sweetheart her and
maid the be might this that time the at thought I. Me of front in snow
the in written was story complex and long very a lane stable the into
got I when but; police the be to took I which, tracks random than more
anything seeing without garden the round passed I.
"Feet naked with man a to belonged delight with saw I which line double
second a and, man booted a of tracks of line double a was there. Son
your was latter the that me told had you what from convinced once at was
I. Other the after passed had he that obvious was it, boot the of
depression the over places in marked was tread his as and, swiftly run
had other the but, ways both walked had first the. Waiting while away
snow the all worn had Boots where, window hall the to led they found and
up them followed I. Lane the down more or yards hundred a was which, end
other the to walked I then. Mistaken not was I that me show to, fallen
had blood of drops few a where, finally, and, struggle a been had there
though as up cut was snow the where, round faced had Boots where saw I.
Hurt been had who he was it that showed blood of smudge little another
and, lane the down run then had boots. Clue that to end an was there so,
cleared been had pavement the that found I, end other the at highroad
the to came he when.
"Out passed had someone that see once at could I and, lens my with
window hall the of framework and sill the, remember you as, examined I,
however, house the entering on. In coming in placed been had foot wet
the where instep an of outline the distinguish could I. Occurred had
what to as opinion an form to able be to beginning then was I. Effected
have could alone neither which injuries causing strength united their,
coronet the at tugged each had they; him with struggled had; thief the
pursued had he; son your by overseen been had deed the; gems the brought
had someone; window the outside waited had man a. Opponent his of grasp
the in fragment a left had but, prize the with returned had he. Clear
was I far so. Coronet the him brought it was who and man the was who,
was now question the?
"Truth the be must, improbable however, remains whatever, impossible the
excluded have you when that mine of maxim old an is it. Maids the and
niece your remained only there so, down it brought had who you not was
it that knew I, now. Place their in accused be to himself allow son your
should why, maids the were it if but? Reason possible no be could there.
One disgraceful a was secret the as so more secret--the her retain
should he why explanation excellent an was there, however, cousin his
loved he as. Certainty a became conjecture my, again coronet the seeing
on fainted had she how and, window that at her seen had you that
remembered I when.
"Confederate her was who be it could who and? You to feel must she which
gratitude and love the outweigh could else who for, evidently lover a?
One limited very a was friends of circle your that and, little out went
you that knew I. Burnwell George Sir was them among but. Women among
reputation evil of man a being as before him of heard had I. Gems
missing the retained and boots those wore who he been have must it.
Family own his compromising without word a say not could lad the for,
safe was he that himself flatter still might he, him discovered had
Arthur that knew he though even.
"Next took I measures what suggest will sense good own your, well. Shoes
cast-off his of pair a buying by sure all made, shillings six of expense
the at, finally, and, before night the head his cut had master his that
learned, valet his with acquaintance an up pick to managed, house
George's Sir to loafer a of shape the in went I. Tracks the fitted
exactly they that saw and Streatham to down journeyed I these with."
"Mr said", evening yesterday lane the in vagabond ill-dressed an saw I.
"Precisely. I was it. Clothes my changed and home came I so, man my had
I that found I. Matter the in tied were hands our that see would villain
a astute so that knew I and, scandal avert to avoided be must
prosecution a that saw I for, then play to had I which part delicate a
was it. Him saw and went I. Everything denied he, course of, first at.
Wall the from life-preserver a down took and bluster to tried he,
occurred had that particular every him gave I when but. Strike could he
before head his to pistol a clapped I and, however, man my knew I.
Reasonable more little a became he then. Apiece pounds held--1000 he
stones the for price a him give would we that him told I. Shown had he
that grief of signs first the out brought that. All it dash, 'Why! Three
the for hundred six at go them let 'I've, he said '! Prosecution no be
would there that him promising on, them had who receiver the of address
the get to managed soon I '. Apiece pounds 1000 at stones our got I
chaffering much after and, him to set I off. Work day's hard really a
call may I what after, o'clock two about bed my to got eventually and,
right was all that him told, son your upon in looked I then."
"Rising, banker the said", scandal public great a from England saved has
which day a. "Done have you what for ungrateful me find not shall you
but, you thank to words find cannot I, sir. It of heard have I that all
exceeded indeed has skill your. Him done have I which wrong the for him
to apologise to boy dear my to fly must I now and. Heart very my to goes
it, Mary poor of me tell you what to as. Now is she where me inform can
skill your even not."
"Is Burnwell George Sir wherever is she that", Holmes returned", say
safely may we that think I. Punishment sufficient than more a receive
soon will they, are sins her whatever that, too, certain equally is it."