You must remember that we are dealing with a burglar
who is a very peculiar fellow, and who appears to work on lines of his own.
This answer deeply impressed the Lawyer, and having ascertained that the Burglar
had accumulated no money in his profession he threw up the case.
I think I was meant to be a burglar
," he said placidly, "and I have no doubt I should have been if I hadn't happened to be born in that nice house next door.
There's a man on board we want--a Philadelphia burglar
called 'Pinky' McGuire.
Or if, on the contrary, we had taken a fancy for the terrible, and made the lover of the new femme de chambre a professional burglar
, who bursts into the house with his band, slaughters black Sambo at the feet of his master, and carries off Amelia in her night-dress, not to be let loose again till the third volume, we should easily have constructed a tale of thrilling interest, through the fiery chapters of which the reader should hurry, panting.
They were his fellow-citizens gone wrong because of imperfect education, Chief Inspector Heat believed; but allowing for that difference, he could understand the mind of a burglar
, because, as a matter of fact, the mind and the instincts of a burglar
are of the same kind as the mind and the instincts of a police officer.
In a third cell, was a tall, strong black, a burglar
, working at his proper trade of making screws and the like.
The man is not a burglar
, supposing that he ever existed.
The Cardiff Hill episode sank into instant in- significance, the burglars
were forgotten, horses were saddled, skiffs were manned, the ferryboat ordered out, and before the horror was half an hour old, two hundred men were pouring down highroad and river toward the cave.
And there was that marvellous cabinet on the landing, black lacquer with silver herons, which alone would repay a couple of burglars
up, and that she would think it was burglars
and open the window and call "Police
I am speaking, as before, of injustice on a large scale in which the advantage of the unjust is more apparent; and my meaning will be most clearly seen if we turn to that highest form of injustice in which the criminal is the happiest of men, and the sufferers or those who refuse to do injustice are the most miserable--that is to say tyranny, which by fraud and force takes away the property of others, not little by little but wholesale; comprehending in one, things sacred as well as profane, private and public; for which acts of wrong, if he were detected perpetrating any one of them singly, he would be punished and incur great disgrace-- they who do such wrong in particular cases are called robbers of temples, and man-stealers and burglars
and swindlers and thieves.
Not that she was at all surprised; dear brave gentlemen who could look for burglars
on their bicycles at dead of night, it was only what you might expect of them, bless their lion hearts.
But of the other members of the party, Dudley Pickering was unhappy because he feared that burglars
were about to raid the house; Roscoe Sherriff because he feared they were not; Claire because, now that the news of the engagement was out, it seemed to be everybody's aim to leave her alone with Mr Pickering, whose undiluted society tended to pall.
This dialogue was held between the two men who had surprised the burglars
, and a travelling tinker who had been sleeping in an outhouse, and who had been roused, together with his two mongrel curs, to join in the pursuit.