Even the old Inspector
was desirable, as a change of diet, to a man who had known Alcott.
Well, I expect he's seen something," said the inspector
, "but what it was, or who it was, is more than I can get out of him.
began to splutter and referred to the report.
Let us visit them," said the inspector
with an air of fatigue.
The latter was Colonel Ross, the well-known sportsman; the other, Inspector
Gregory, a man who was rapidly making his name in the English detective service.
The rest of the group made increased haste towards the lodge-gates, where an inspector
and two constables could already be seen in consultation with the lodge-keeper.
Bucket, "you'll excuse anything that may appear to be disagreeable in this, for my name's Inspector
Bucket of the Detective, and I have a duty to perform.
I had followed him into what would have been the back drawing-room in the ordinary little London house; the inspector
of prisons had converted it into a separate study by filling the folding doors with book-shelves, which I scanned at once for the congenial works of which Raffles had spoken.
Martin from Norwich has just passed through.
Now turn out those porters, and tell the inspector
to stop anyone from coming into the car.
Can you tell me, Miss Conyers," he continued, watching her closely, "how it is that a medical major who is inspector
of hospitals, should be sent down from the War Office to hold an inquiry upon that raid?
And to think that I once voted against that angel for Inspector
of Gate-latches in Public Squares