Besides, I always deal with Dartmoor's tradesmen, and consequently they never bother me.
And by the way, Harry, talking about silly marriages, what is this humbug your father tells me about Dartmoor wanting to marry an American?
"We are talking about poor Dartmoor, Lord Henry," cried the duchess, nodding pleasantly to him across the table.
The fact is that I could not believe is possible that the most remarkable horse in England could long remain concealed, especially in so sparsely inhabited a place as the north of Dartmoor. From hour to hour yesterday I expected to hear that he had been found, and that his abductor was the murderer of John Straker.
The country round is very lonely, but about half a mile to the north there is a small cluster of villas which have been built by a Tavistock contractor for the use of invalids and others who may wish to enjoy the pure Dartmoor air.
"The importance of the point struck me so forcibly that I sent a special wire to Dartmoor yesterday to clear the matter up.
But from that morning he has disappeared, and although a large reward has been offered, and all the gypsies of Dartmoor are on the alert, no news has come of him.
You needn't waste any pity on HIM, old chap; he escaped from Dartmoor yesterday afternoon."
Our friend is a great sportsman; he has got clear away from Dartmoor; it would be a thousand pities to let him go back.
Crawshay, though you have broken Dartmoor; you've got to listen to a better man, and obey him.
"Mortimer, James, M.R.C.S., 1882, Grimpen, Dartmoor
But it does seem a queer thing," he added, with a bitter smile, "that I who have a fair claim to nigh upon half a million of money should spend the first half of my life building a breakwater in the Andamans, and am like to spend the other half digging drains at Dartmoor
. It was an evil day for me when first I clapped eyes upon the merchant Achmet and had to do with the Agra treasure, which never brought anything but a curse yet upon the man who owned it.