We had about given up hope," replied her father, "when Sing suggested to me that we cut across the highlands that separate this valley from the one adjoining it upon the northeast, where we should strike other tribes and from them glean some clue
to your whereabouts in case your abductors had attempted to carry you back to the sea by another route.
In the absence of any definite clue
, coincidences such as this are always interesting.
There have been such men in the police--men naturally endowed with that faculty of mental analysis which can decompose a mystery, resolve it into its component parts, and find the clue
at the bottom, no matter how remote from ordinary observation it may be.
He must be there," said Billina; "but I had no clue
to guide me in guessing the Tin Woodman, so I must have missed him.
There was nothing in it to suggest a clue
,--some clothes, some books, and a considerable number of curiosities from the Andaman Islands.
Nor have I been disappointed; in this and in all other perplexing cases I have invariably found that our knowledge, imperfect though it be, of variation under domestication, afforded the best and safest clue
Glaring headlines, sandwiched biographies of every member of the household, subtle innuendoes, the usual familiar tag about the police having a clue
Only quite lately in regard to his relations with Anna, Vronsky had begun to feel that his code of principles did not fully cover all possible contingencies, and to foresee in the future difficulties and perplexities for which he could find no guiding clue
Their pronunciation was quick, and the words they uttered, not having any apparent connection with visible objects, I was unable to discover any clue
by which I could unravel the mystery of their reference.
There, hidden among those cryptic singing lines, was the clue
He could not put his finger on the clue
, but that there was a clue
he was certain.
It's quite on the cards, sir," he said, "that you have put the clue
into our hands.
This must not be, if the clue
that leads through the windings of the story is to remain from end to end untangled in my hands.
He could not sufficiently give utterance to his regret that he had not himself found a clue
The Rogue had got the clue
he wanted, though he held it with a clumsy hand.