“«I shall never do that,» I answered; «you have brought detection as near an exact science as it ever will be brought in this world.»
My companion flushed up with pleasure at my words, and the earnest way in which I uttered them. I had already observed that he was as sensitive to flattery on the score of his art as any girl could be of her beauty.
«I'll tell you one other thing,» he said. «Patent leathers 10 and Square-toes came in the same cab, and they walked down the pathway together as friendly as possible—arm-in-arm, in all probability.”