"Miss Stoner,you have not.You are screening your stepfather."
"Why what do you mean?"
Sherlock pushes back the frill of black lase which a fringed the hand that lay upon the vistor's knees
"You have been cruelly used."
"He is a strong man, and perhaps he hardly knows his own strength."
."This is very deep business, there are a thousand details which I desire to know before I know what to do.If we were to go to Stoke Moran to-day, would it be possible to for us to the the the rooms without knowledge of your step father?"
"As is happens, he spoke of coming into town to-day upon some important business.It is possible that he would be gone all day."
After a long silence.
"Excellent. You aren't averse to this trip,Watson?"
"Then we shall both come.What are you going to do your self, Miss Stoner?
"By no means."
"I have one or two things which I would wish to do now that I am in town.But I shall return by the 12:00 train."