I pointed to the spot where he had disappeared, and we followed the track with boats; nets were cast, but in vain.
I’ve been on his track for years and have never set eyes on him yet.”
Having measured these very carefully from seven or eight different points, Holmes desired to be led to the court-yard, from which we all followed the winding track which led to Boscombe Pool.
Swiftly and silently he made his way along the track which ran through the meadows, and so by way of the woods to the Boscombe Pool.
He ran up and down, sometimes losing, sometimes finding the track until we were well within the edge of the wood and under the shadow of a great beech, the largest tree in the neighbourhood.
We’re on the track anyhow.
An interview with a surly gatekeeper and a surlier foreman, both of whom were appeased with the coin of the realm, put me on the track of Bloxam; he was sent for on my suggesting that I was willing to pay his day’s wages to his foreman for the privilege of asking him a few questions on a private matter.
Doubtless we are on the track of the missing boxes.
We are now so much further advanced in our knowledge as to their disposition that, when we have examined the house in Piccadilly, we may track the very last of them.
Now we are on the track once again, and this time we may succeed.