A few months ago we were in hopes that he was about to settle down again for he became engaged to Rachel Howells, our second house-maid; but he has thrown her over since then and taken up with Janet Tregellis, the daughter of the head game-keeper.
As I left the dining-room I happened to meet Rachel Howells, the maid.
For two days Rachel Howells had been so ill, sometimes delirious, sometimes hysterical, that a nurse had been employed to sit up with her at night.
This strange find was all that we could get from the mere, and, although we made every possible search and inquiry yesterday, we know nothing of the fate either of Rachel Howells or of Richard Brunton.
I was already firmly convinced, Watson, that there were not three separate mysteries here, but one only, and that if I could read the Musgrave Ritual aright I should hold in my hand the clue which would lead me to the truth concerning both the butler Brunton and the maid Howells.
He would try by a few attentions to make his peace with the girl Howells, and then would engage her as his accomplice.
Swansea Crown Court heard Lee Glyn Howells
had past convictions for 68 offences including for battery, assault, violent disorder, affray and possession of a lock knife, and is currently subject to a football banning order.
, 22, of St Ann's Terrace, in Tilery, Stockton, was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court yesterday having pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent, wounding with intent and causing serious injury by dangerous driving.