You had better place two of your station police in charge while you telephone to Scotland Yard.
You had better give orders for us to be shunted down on to a siding just as we are," the doctor continued, "and send one of your men to telephone to Scotland Yard.
Your connection with Scotland Yard
ended, I believe, some time ago.
Seems they've got a long dispatch from Scotland Yard about a missing man who is supposed to be in this part of the world.
I should not be surprised," he added, dropping his voice a little for the benefit of the servants, "to find that Scotland Yard needed him on their own account.
Raffles wished him good-morning, as well he might; for he had been upstairs to wash his face and hands; and in the prize-fighter's great hat and fur coat he might have marched round Scotland Yard
itself, in spite of his having the gold brick from Sacramento in one pocket, the silver statuette of Maguire in the other, and round his waist the jewelled belt presented to that worthy by the State of Nevada.
I think the appearance of the two Scotland Yard
men was rather a shock--especially to John, though of course after the verdict, he had realized that it was only a matter of time.
Through our lines, through Boulogne, across the Channel, through Dover Station, out of Charing-Cross, through our own men and the best that Scotland Yard
could do for us.
I have the honour to remain, dear sir, your obedient servant, RICHARD CUFF (late sergeant in the Detective Force, Scotland Yard
Gregson, of Scotland Yard
, are both engaged upon the case, and it is confidently anticipated that these well-known officers will speedily throw light upon the matter.
The conduct of the criminal investigation has been left in the experienced hands of Inspector Lestrade, of Scotland Yard
, who is following up the clues with his accustomed energy and sagacity.
I think we should call at Scotland Yard
for Inspector Gregson, and go straight out to Beckenham.