By Jessica Beck
While neighborhood businessman Roy Thompson dies after consuming a section of cake from The fascinating Moose Diner, Victoria and her grandfather, Moose, needs to locate who poisoned their killer dessert! Recipes for genuine Diner convenience nutrition are integrated!
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Precisely what I foresaw," Holmes murmured next to me. "You have your bag with you? " Did I detect a sarcastic inflection in his tone? "Your wire said 'a few days,' " I reminded him. He gave no sign of having heard, but plunged forward behind Toby, who was making a straight line for the cab stands. He sniffed in the ground next to where several of them stood idle, the horses' mouths covered with feedbags, and then suddenly made as if to dash away from the station. "No, no," Holmes told him gently but firmly.
As it was, he led us to the cab stand outside the terminus and stopped, looking at us with a hurt expression in his eyes that begged for forgiveness. At the same time he reproached us with being somehow responsible for matters coming to this pass. Holmes, however, was not disturbed. "It appears he has taken a cab," he observed calmly. "Now in England, hansoms that cater to the railroad trade generally return to the station after they have delivered their fare. " He was not, however. Holmes sat down next to our bags on a bench just inside the main entrance, and thought.
And kindly refrain from employing that ridiculous comic opera accent. I warn you, you'd best confess or it will go hard with you. " *7*—Two Demonstrations There followed a long silence. Something in the manner of the physician gave Holmes pause. Excited though he was, he controlled himself with a visible effort, and approached the man, who had quietly eased himself into a chair behind the cluttered desk. He gazed at him steadily for some moments and then sighed. "You are not Professor Moriarty," he conceded at length.