References in classic literature ?
I might or might not confess that Raffles had rung me out of bed to this end.
"It looks to me," said he, "as though the crook had rung up somebody before he went off."
Even if I rescued Raffles for the time being, the police would promptly ascertain that it was I who had been rung up by the burglar, and the fact of my not having said a word about it would be directly damning to me, if in the end it did not incriminate us both.