A DETECTIVE searching for the murderer of a dead man was accosted by a Clew
That is to say, he "found a clew
." But you can't hang a "clew
" for murder, and so after that detec- tive had got through and gone home, Tom felt just as insecure as he was before.
I have therefore let down a rope, by which you will be able to climb up; and as the island is so large that you might not find Hermod's dwelling-place so easily, I lay down this clew
Finding no clew
to her identity either in the letter that she had tried to write or in the wild words that escaped her from time to time, it was decided to search her luggage, and to look at the clothes which she had worn when she arrived at the hotel.
The river lured him by the shortest path toward its refreshing waters, and when he had drunk, night already had fallen and he was some half mile or more down stream from the point where he had seen the pile of yellow ingots, and where he hoped to meet the memory woman, or find some clew
to her whereabouts or her identity.
None of the field hands working in the field to which Williamson was going had seen him at all, and the most rigorous search of the entire plantation and adjoining country failed to supply a clew
. The most monstrous and grotesque fictions, originating with the blacks, were current in that part of the State for many years, and probably are to this day; but what has been here related is all that is certainly known of the matter.
There have been no arrests; there was no clew
. Some of us had 'theories.' I had one.
"Does 'Yes' mean that there is some sort of clew
to the mystery?" I asked.
You will see that it affords no clew
to the direction she has taken.
They had followed immediately behind him, thinking it barely possible that his actions might prove a clew
to my whereabouts and had witnessed my short but decisive battle with him.
differences between the Indian and the English modes of constructing words; and, having once got a clew
to this, he pursued every noun and verb he could think of through all possible variations.
I was alone again with my earthly fellow-beings--left with no clew
to guide me but the remembrance of the child's hand pointing eastward to the distant sea.