The cast was taken in two moulds from each side of the face, and then these two profiles of plaster of Paris were joined together to make the complete bust. The work was usually done by Italians, in the room we were in.
It was a bust of Napoleon, like the one which we had seen that morning, and it had been broken into similar fragments.
You wrote to me about a bust that is in my possession."
I only gave fifteen shillings for the bust, and I think you ought to know that before I take ten pounds from you.
I brought the bust up with me, as you asked me to do.
It is simply to say that you transfer every possible right that you ever had in the bust to me.
Then he placed his newly acquired bust in the centre of the cloth.
Of course, I could not say that he had not found the pearl in Harker's bust. I had not even concluded for certain that it was the pearl, but it was evident to me that he was looking for something, since he carried the bust past the other houses in order to break it in the garden which had a lamp overlooking it.
"On the other hand, this Morse Hudson is the purveyor of busts in that part of London, and these three were the only ones which had been in his shop for years.
"That won't do, my dear Watson," said Holmes, shaking his head, "for no amount of IDEE FIXE would enable your interesting monomaniac to find out where these busts were situated."
I am, as you have no doubt surmised, endeavouring to trace these busts to their source, in order to find if there is not something peculiar which may account for their remarkable fate.
& Co., of Stepney, the source and origin of the busts. I shall be surprised if we don't get some help down there."
I can trace each of the busts now from the beginning."
"But I didn't quite follow your explanation of the destruction of the busts."
"The busts. You never can get those busts out of your head.