These burglars made a considerable haul at Sydenham a fortnight ago.
What sort of burglars are they who steal silver and then throw it into the nearest pond?"
We must make it appear that burglars had done the thing.
"Is it not extraordinary that a burglary--and a burglar who had had some previous experience--should deliberately break into a house at a time when he could see from the lights that two of the family were still afoot?"
"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.
Even if I rescued Raffles for the time being, the police would promptly ascertain that it was I who had been rung up by the burglar, and the fact of my not having said a word about it would be directly damning to me, if in the end it did not incriminate us both.
"You haven't hit upon any reason for the sort of burglar they think you were, ringing up the kind of man they know I am?"
Setliffe did not want to lose her burglar
. She was too poised a woman to possess much romance, but there was a thrill about the present situation that delighted her.
Not one of them had half the spunk of this or that burglar
he had known.
"Yes, sir," replied the Burglar. "I have two, but neither has been taken.
This answer deeply impressed the Lawyer, and having ascertained that the Burglar had accumulated no money in his profession he threw up the case.
He was thinking what a good story he would have to tell in Cloverdale about having been mistaken for a burglar. The Rubberneck coach lingered, out of respect for its patrons.
"My wife seems to think I am a burglar," he said, recklessly.
And now, Father Brown, I am ready to answer your question of whether it was a burglar."
The Major patted him on the shoulder with a gesture almost peculiar to the soothing of a sick child, and said: "It was a burglar. Obviously it was a burglar."