Two soldiers were accordingly sent for, and the inspector descended a stairway, so foul, so humid, so dark, as to be loathsome to sight, smell, and respiration.
"So much the better for him, -- he will suffer less," said the inspector. He was, as this remark shows, a man full of philanthropy, and in every way fit for his office.
And since breakfast Chief Inspector Heat had not managed to get anything to eat.
Chief Inspector Heat, an efficient officer of his department, stood his ground, but for a whole minute he did not advance.
"Not so bad," the Inspector answered, with Royal's head between his knees.
Then they drank themselves pot-bellied on Gihon water while the Governor and the Inspector chastised them with whips.
Remy, the secretary, had foreseen the order and called the inspector
While I was swearing at the inspector
, I heard you speak to the station-master.
looked surprised and a little shocked.
had delivered his summing up, and had added these words, with his elbows leaning on his desk, and the fingers and thumb of his right hand, fitting themselves to the fingers and thumb of his left.
"When he was over here before," the inspector
asked, "do you know what his business was then?"
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.