Toller, for that is his name, is a rough, uncouth man, with grizzled hair and whiskers, and a perpetual smell of drink.
Toller lets him loose every night, and God help the trespasser whom he lays his fangs upon.
Rucastle, both Toller and his wife find something to do in these deserted rooms, and I once saw him carrying a large black linen bag with him through the door.
A horrible doubt came into my mind as I approached the door lest the dog might be loose, but I remembered that Toller had drunk himself into a state of insensibility that evening, and I knew that he was the only one in the household who had any influence with the savage creature, or who would venture to set him free.
The Rucastles will be gone by that time, and Toller will, we hope, be incapable.
Holmes and I rushed out and round the angle of the house, with Toller hurrying behind us.
Toller knows more about this matter than anyone else.
Toller," said Holmes, "for you have certainly cleared up everything which puzzled us.
A door which faced that which led into the quarters of the Tollers opened into this suite, but it was invariably locked.
The evidence of his cleverness was of the higher intuitive order, lying in his lady-patients' immovable conviction, and was unassailable by any objection except that their intuitions were opposed by others equally strong; each lady who saw medical truth in Wrench and "the strengthening treatment" regarding Toller
and "the lowering system" as medical perdition.