So Bert grew up, filled with ideals of speed and enterprise, and became, so far as he became anything, a kind of bicycle engineer of the let's-have-a-look-at-it and enamel chipping variety.
He failed to observe that the type of motor-car, like the type of bicycle, was settling-down and losing its adventurous quality.
I believe that for one moment the shrewd instructor was taken in, but as I reached the steps I heard him asking his pupils whether any of them had seen any bicycles outside.
We were in the shrubbery, Raffles with his electric torch drawn and blazing, when we heard the kicking at the pantry door, and in the drive with our bicycles before man and boys poured pell-mell down the steps.
You must know that every Saturday forenoon I ride on my bicycle
to Farnham Station, in order to get the 12:22 to town.
And once again, if the thought of leaving a bicycle
concealed outside had occurred to you, would it really have seemed worth doing when the dullest detective would naturally say this is an obvious blind, as the bicycle
is the first thing which the fugitive needed in order to make his escape.
explains the disappearance of the murderer's big foot-prints," I said.
I turned to her bicycle
, and, examining it with the air of a man who had won silver cups in his day, I speedily discovered what had been the mischief.
But I am not rich enough to afford a horse," he said, approaching her to pat the bay, having placed the bicycle
against a tree.
I got my bicycle
, my watch, and my father's mackintosh out of pawn and rented a typewriter.
Martin talked with the superintendent of the Asa agencies, and after dinner he drew him aside with Hermann, whom he backed financially for the best bicycle
store with fittings in Oakland.
A few yards behind, Meekins had alighted from his bicycle
and was standing waiting.
She would bicycle
from the station, and is, I am sure, the first woman who has done it.
Simpson, wholly unable to console his offspring for the loss of the beloved object, mounted the bicycle
and rode away on it, not to be seen or heard of again for many a long day.
Yet, in that moment, a young man riding a bicycle
came sharp round the corner of the street and, in trying to avoid running over the box, upset his machine, and was thrown headlong against the wheel of the spring-cart.