Our visitor half rose from his chair in hisexcitement.
My pence were duly paid,
and therest is familiar to you.
So much for the police-court, said Holmes
thoughtfully,tossing aside the paper.
Now, then: Found atthe corner of Goodge
Street, a goose and a black felt hat.
I thought of the agonies I hadgone
through in coming from the hotel.
I hadno doubt that the gang of roughs who
assaulted me had carried offboth my hat and the bird.
You had heard, Ryder, of
this blue stone of theCountess of Morcars?
Sherlock Holmes hailed a
four-wheeler which was passing.
ButIll have a sovereign on with you, just to
teach you not to beobstinate.
There is no communication between them, but they
all openout into the same corridor. I am a light sleeper,and it has awakened
me. The leftarm of your jacket is spattered with mud in no less than
My dear fellow, I would not miss it for anything.
You have come in
by train this morning, I see. Now, then: Found atthe corner of Goodge Street, a
goose and a black felt hat. He hadremained with Horner some little time, but
had finally beencalled away. Good-morning, madam, said Holmes cheerily. I am a
light sleeper,and it has awakened me.
You may advise me how to walk amidthe
dangers which encompass me.
Breckinridge, he continued, buttoning up his coatas
we came out into the frosty air. Windigate, of the Alpha, and by him to his
club, of which Mr. You may advise me how to walk amidthe dangers which
encompass me. Oakshott, 117, Brixton Road--249, read Holmes. Come with me, and
we will see what is to be made of thisfellow.
Onewould think they were the only
geese in the world, to hear thefuss that is made over them.