"And you think that the man is in our hotel?" said Dr. Maclaren. "You surprise me. They all look a decent respectable lot to me. Well, come on, we'd better be getting back ourselves or nobody will think that we're decent and respectable. And I don't imagine that there will be a boat or even a train at this time of night, so we'd better have a taxi..."
So we rolled back to the Chalet du Lac in style and thanked Dr. Maclaren again and dashed upstairs to look for the others. Thomas was in bed.
From THE TALL MAN, Chapter 7, We Make Our Reports.