“We cannot pick up the broken trail until we find either the Aurora or Mr. Mordecai Smith.»
«Toby could eat these scraps, I dare say. Are you going to bed, Holmes?»
«No; I am not tired. I have a curious constitution. I never remember feeling tired by work, though idleness exhausts me completely.
I am going to smoke and to think over this queer business to which my fair client has introduced us. If ever man had an easy task, this of ours ought to be. Wooden-legged men are not so common, but the other man must, I should think, be absolutely unique.»”