You will not be surprised, Mr. Holmes[said she] to hear that I am leavingMr. Carruthers’s employment. Even thehigh pay cannot reconcile me to the discomfortsof my situation. On SaturdayI come up to town and I do not intendto return. Mr. Carruthers has got a trap,and so the dangers of the lonely road,if there ever were any dangers, are nowover.As to the special cause of my leaving,it is not merely the strained situationwith Mr. Carruthers, but it is thereappearance of that odious man, Mr.Woodley. He was always hideous, buthe looks more awful than ever now, forhe appears to have had an accident andhe is much disfigured. I saw him out ofthe window, but I am glad to say I didnot meet him. He had a long talk withMr. Carruthers, who seemed much excitedafterwards. Woodley must be stayingin the neighbourhood, for he did notsleep here, and yet I caught a glimpse ofhim again this morning slinking aboutin the shrubbery. I would sooner havea savage wild animal loose about theplace. I loathe and fear him more than Ican say. How can Mr. Carruthers enduresuch a creature for a moment? However,all my troubles will be over on Saturday
Sherlock H. y Dr. Watson
221B Baker Street
Miss Violet Smith
“That’s what I am asking you. You’re in her dog-cart. You ought to know where she is
You’re the man we want to see. Where is Miss Violet Smith?
You can take your beard off, Bob. Well, you and yourpals have just come in time for me to be able tointroduce you to Mrs. Woodley