Five minutes of desultory reading brought me unexpectedly to an explanation of the advertisement
, in the shape of the following paragraph:
I think," said I, "it's the most extraordinary advertisement
that ever got into print
Turning, with an indifferent air, he sauntered up to the advertisement
, and read it over.
HONORED MADAM: My brother and I have seen your advertisement
, by chance, and beg leave to take the room you offer.
Wilson, off you go at scratch and tell us all about yourself, your household, and the effect which this advertisement
had upon your fortunes.
The doctor tapped the advertisement
with his forefinger impressively.
The question passed by me unheeded: my thoughts were dwelling bitterly on Van Brandt and his advertisement
He never saw the dancing-school nor placed his advertisement
for a room in a working-class family.
time was the habitual concealment of our better selves--upon the whole, a far less dangerous national error than the habitual advertisement
of our better selves, which has become the practice, public and privately, of society in this age.
About six years ago--to be exact, upon the 4th of May, 1882--an advertisement
appeared in the Times asking for the address of Miss Mary Morstan and stating that it would be to her advantage to come forward.
It IS the gentleman,' observed the stranger, stopping the schoolmaster in the rehearsal of his advertisement
And the young rascal drew a copy of the "Epoque" from his pocket, dated the 21st of October (I recall the fact that the crime was committed on the night between the 24th and 25th), and showing us an advertisement
, he read: