Not so with our old Inspector
One brief sigh sufficed to carry off the entire burden of these dismal reminiscences.
Brocklehurst, who, from his wealth and family connections, could not be overlooked, still retained the post of treasurer; but he was aided in the discharge of his duties by gentlemen of rather more enlarged and sympathising minds: his office of inspector
, too, was shared by those who knew how to combine reason with strictness, comfort with economy, compassion with uprightness.
Lethabie Groombride, who had formed a Committee, and was disseminating literature: The Province groaned; the Inspector
--now an Inspector
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.
They were ruined, when they were required to send labouring children to school; they were ruined when inspectors
were appointed to look into their works; they were ruined, when such inspectors
considered it doubtful whether they were quite justified in chopping people up with their machinery; they were utterly undone, when it was hinted that perhaps they need not always make quite so much smoke.
This government inspector
did not have the manner of a man who was worked to death; he was apparently not haunted by a fear that the hog might get by him before he had finished his testing.
said the inspector
, not quite pleased by Fairholme's zeal, and yet overborne by it.
Send for the inspector
," said Richard to his secretary, who had already read the report and marked it with blue pencil.
From these embers the inspector
disinterred the butt end of a green cheque book, which had resisted the action of the fire; the other half of the stick was found behind the door; and as this clinched his suspicions, the officer declared himself delighted.
and two men accompanied her back, and in spite of the continued resistance of the proprietor, they made their way to the room in which Mr.
On Tuesday evening I received telegrams from both Colonel Ross, the owner of the horse, and from Inspector
Gregory, who is looking after the case, inviting my cooperation.
Martin from Norwich has just passed through.