At the corner stood a sort of decayed inn with the dingy sign of The Grapes.
Out of all this rather mysterious conversation there did emerge at last a sort of admission that one particular motor car, of a given description, had stopped before the inn about an hour before, and that an elderly man had alighted, requiring some mechanical assistance.
But I think I can manage to be a sort of fourth-rate burglar."
When they had circumvented the laurel hedge, they came out on a sort of terrace of turf, which fell by one green step to an oblong lawn like a bowling green.
"This by itself is enough for us to go upon, sir, with that sort
of man," said the Chief Inspector, with returning composure.
Whereas the other requires all sorts
of harmonies and all sorts
of rhythms, if the music and the style are to correspond, because the style has all sorts
"No change of any sort?" he insisted, looking very sombre and speaking gloomily from under his black moustaches in the dim glow of the alabaster lamp hanging above his head.
As I stood alone in the hall, without a sound of any sort, Rose appeared before me.
Even exceptional men will think that; men too great for mere vanity, men like Henry Allegre for instance, who by his consistent and serene detachment was certainly fit to dominate all sorts of people.
Everyone's looking at Jerry, 'specially me, wondering what next, and trying to get their breath, and Jerry's frowning at the cold beef, and there's a sort of awkward pause.
'"Why, Mr Moore," he begins, sort of soothing; when the small brother, who's been staring at Jerry, chips in.
So I made up some gas of another sort, about never meaning to marry anyone who hadn't carved his way in the world.
You know the sort of thing: `Press a Button--A Butler who Never Drinks.' `Turn a Handle--Ten Housemaids who Never Flirt.' You must have seen the advertisements.
"And the other man?" repeated Angus with a sort of obstinate quietude.
"The only thing I remember was a sort
of green light--very clouded, very dim--which came up from the well.