I suppose that you have been watching the habits, and perhaps the house, of Miss Irene Adler."
"I was half-dragged up to the altar, and before I knew where I was I found myself mumbling responses which were whispered in my ear, and vouching for things of which I knew nothing, and generally assisting in the secure tying up of Irene Adler, spinster, to Godfrey Norton, bachelor.
Miss Irene, or Madame, rather, returns from her drive at seven.
Irene Adler, as I will still call her, had hurried up the steps; but she stood at the top with her superb figure outlined against the lights of the hall, looking back into the street.
The photograph was of Irene Adler herself in evening dress, the letter was superscribed to "Sherlock Holmes, Esq.
And when he speaks of Irene Adler, or when he refers to her photograph, it is always under the honourable title of the woman.
Tim Haswell lingered three days, during which time he not only confessed to the murder of Irene Tackley, but furnished conclusive proofs of the same.
John Hartwell, its editor, elaborated an ingenious theory that got around the confessions of the two criminals and went to show that Gluck was responsible, after all, for the murder of Irene Tackley.
Sherbourne had continued to live in the home he had built for Irene Tackley, and one morning in January, 1933, he was found dead.