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.
"What's the matter with Thomas?" I asked. Usually Thomas has to be dragged to bed by the ear if there's anything exciting going on.
Clarissa grinned. "Thomas has had a tiring day," she said. "But he wouldn't tell me about it till you came."
"Some people," said Thomas, "go about in taxis doing their detecting. But others have to walk--"
From THE TALL MAN, Chapter 7, We Make Our Reports.