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ca88官网手机版【址:a g 9 559⒐ v i p】<  It was a very dark night, and a thin rain began to fall as we turnedfrom the highroad into a narrow lane, deeply rutted, with hedges oneither side. Mr. Grant Munro pushed impatiently forward, however,and we stumbled after him as best we could.   "Sir Eustace Brackenstall, the driver tells me."

    THE END

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   Our visitor's face had turned ashen gray as he listened to the wordsof his accuser. Now he sat for some time in thought with his face sunkin his hands. Then with a sudden impulsive gesture he plucked aphotograph from his breast-pocket and threw it on the rustic tablebefore us.

    "They've gone, Mr. Holmes. They went by the last train. The ladybroke away, and I've got her in a cab downstairs."

    "He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organizer of halfthat is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this greatcity. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. He has abrain of the first order. He sits motionless, like a spider in thecentre of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and heknows well every quiver of each of them. He does little himself Heonly plans. But his agents are numerous and splendidly organized. Isthere a crime to be done a paper to be abstracted, we will say, ahouse to be rifled, a man to be removed the word is passed to theprofessor, the matter is organized and carried out. The agent may becaught. In that case money is found for his bail or his defence. Butthe central power which uses the agent is never caught-never so muchas suspected. This was the organization which I deduced, Watson, andwhich I devoted my whole energy to exposing and breaking up."But the professor was fenced round with safeguards so cunninglydevised that, do what I would, it seemed impossible to get evidencewhich would convict in a court of law. You know my powers, my dearWatson, and yet at the end of three months I was forced to confessthat I had at last met an antagonist who was my intellectual equal. Myhorror at his crimes was lost in my admiration at his skill. But atlast he made a trip-only a little, little trip-but it was more than hecould afford, when I was so close upon him. I had my chance, and,starting from that point, I have woven my net round him until now itis all ready to close. In three days-that is to say, on Mondaynext-matters will be ripe, and the professor, with all the principalmembers of his gang, will be in the hands of the police. Then willcome the greatest criminal trial of the century, the clearing up ofover forty mysteries, and the rope for all of them; but if we moveat all prematurely, you understand, they may slip out of our handseven at the last moment.

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   "I thought it as well," said Holmes as we climbed the stile, "thatthis fellow should think we had come here as architects, or on somedefinite business. It may stop his gossip. Good-afternoon, MissStoner. You see that we have been as good as our word."Our client of the morning had hurried forward to meet us with a facewhich spoke her joy. "I have been waiting so eagerly for you," shecried, shaking hands with us warmly. "All has turned out splendidly.Dr. Roylott has gone to town, and it is unlikely that he will beback before evening."<  "We must accept your terms, Mr. Holmes. No doubt you are right,and it is unreasonable for us to expect you to act unless we giveyou our entire confidence."

    We sat in silence for some minutes, Holmes more depressed andshaken than I had ever seen him.

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   "You then roused his anger by calling him names at a moment whenhe felt that he had deserved your warmest thanks. He could not explainthe true state of affairs without betraying one who certainly deservedlittle enough consideration at his hands. He took the morechivalrous view, however, and preserved her secret."

    "But what other is there?" cried the banker with a gesture ofdespair. "If his motives were innocent, why does he not explain them?""It is our task to find that out," replied Holmes; "so now, if youplease, Mr. Holder, we will set off for Streatham together, and devotean hour to glancing a little more closely into details."My friend insisted upon my accompanying them in their expedition,which I was eager enough to do, for my curiosity and sympathy weredeeply stirred by the story to which we had listened. I confess thatthe guilt of the banker's son appeared to me to be as obvious as itdid to his unhappy father, but still I had such faith in Holmes'sjudgment that I felt that there must be some grounds for hope aslong as he was dissatisfied with the accepted explanation. He hardlyspoke a word the whole way out to the southern suburb, but sat withhis chin upon his breast and his hat drawn over his eyes, sunk inthe deepest thought. Our client appeared to have taken fresh heartat the little glimpse of hope which had been presented to him, andhe even broke into a desultory chat with me over his business affairs.A short railway journey and a shorter walk brought us to Fairbank, themodest residence of the great financier.

<  "'Ah, that is the point. jump in and we can talk it over while wedrive. You remember that fellow who came upon the evening before youleft us?'   "It was clamped to the floor. Did you ever see a bed fastened likethat before?"

    "Of what day?'

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<  "Your conduct seems to me inexcusable, Sir Robert."   "Well, after this fiasco I went into the bedroom and examined thatalso. The blood-stains were very slight, mere smears anddiscolourations, but undoubtedly fresh. The stick had been removed,but there also the marks were slight. There is no doubt about thestick belonging to our client. He admits it. Footmarks of both mencould be made out on the carpet, but none of any third person, whichagain is a trick for the other side. They were piling up their scoreall the time and we were at a standstill.

    "Yes," I said, "it is morally justifiable so long as our object isto take no articles save those which are used for an illegal purpose."Exactly. Since it is morally justifiable, I have only to considerthe question of personal risk. Surely a gentleman should not laymuch stress upon this, when a lady is in most desperate need of hishelp?"

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