The Return of Sherlock Holmes
The fact that several rough-looking men called during that time and inquired for Captain Basil made me understand that Holmes was working somewhere under one of the numerous disguises and names with which he concealed his own formidable identity. (Black Peter.3)
"You have nothing else to tell us?"
"No, there is nothing."
"You have not been here before last night?"
"Then how do you account for that?" cried Hopkins, as he held up the damning notebook [....]
The wretched man collapsed. (Black Peter.2.46-52)
It is years since the incidents of which I speak took place, and yet it is with diffidence that I allude to them. For a long time, even with the utmost discretion and reticence, it would have been impossible to make the facts public [....] (Milverton.1.1)