"No; and I can't think how he got out."
"It is plain how he got out; and that accounts for something I observed in the mud. Now, Williams, you go to my place for that stuff I use to take the mold of footprints. Bring plenty. Four of you scour the town, and try and find out who has gone home with river-mud on his shoes or trousers. Send me the porter."
When the porter came, he asked him whether Mr. Little had slept in the works.
The porter could not say for certain.
"Well, but what was his habit?"
"He always slept here of late."
"I should think about seven o'clock."
"Perhaps you might, and not recollect. Pray think."