Finally, finding him proof against every threat, they had hurled him back into his prison, and after reproaching Melas with his treachery, which appeared from the newspaper advertisement, they had stunned him with a blow from a stick, and he remembered nothing more until he found us bending over him.
We were able to find out, by communicating with the gentleman who had answered the advertisement, that the unfortunate young lady came of a wealthy Grecian family, and that she had been on a visit to some friends in England.
There's something in the fellow who thought of that, and something in his game; with one word he chokes off the million who answer an advertisement every day--when they can raise the stamp.
He's probably the one man who would have the cheek to put in an advertisement like that, and the one man who could do it without exciting suspicion.
"So you put that advertisement in the paper?" said Raffles, in the dry tones he had adopted throughout the interview.
"The first thing that put us out was that advertisement. Spaulding, he came down into the office just this day eight weeks, with this very paper in his hand, and he says:
"'Well,' said he, showing me the advertisement, 'you can see for yourself that the League has a vacancy, and there is the address where you should apply for particulars.
He was very willing to have a holiday, so we shut the business up and started off for the address that was given us in the advertisement.
The address given in the advertisement was that of a flat at Earl's Court, which cost me a cross-country journey, finishing with the District Railway and a seven minutes' walk.
"I--I've come about his advertisement in the Daily Mail."
Bowls's door, after a weary walk to the Times Office in the City to insert her advertisement
for the sixth time.
Bumble opened his eyes; read the advertisement, slowly and carefully, three several times; and in something more than five minutes was on his way to Pentonville: having actually, in his excitement, left the glass of hot gin-and-water, untasted.
'Now, sir, you come in consequence of having seen the advertisement?'
"And who do you expect will answer this advertisement."
The old crone drew out an evening paper, and pointed at our advertisement. "It's this as has brought me, good gentlemen," she said, dropping another curtsey; "a gold wedding ring in the Brixton Road.