Beyond the fact that he was a middle-sized man and dressed in some dark stuff, we have no personal clue
; but we are making energetic inquiries, and if he is a stranger we shall soon find him out."
You have given me the clue
. Nine ninety nine Priscilla is my father's address--Nine ninety nine Priscilla Avenue.
"All this seems strange to you," continued Holmes, "because you failed at the beginning of the inquiry to grasp the importance of the single real clue
which was presented to you.
OEDIPUS Came there no news, no fellow-traveler To give some clue
that might be followed up?
He would not give me any further clue
. You must not be angry with me, Art, because his very reticence means that all his brains are working for her good.
I rang for the tea, and the waiter, reappearing with his magic clue
, brought in by degrees some fifty adjuncts to that refreshment but of tea not a glimpse.
"It will amount to this: If we have the clue
you talk about, I fit out a ship in Bristol dock, and take you and Hawkins here along, and I'll have that treasure if I search a year."
Since then every year upon the same date there has always appeared a similar box, containing a similar pearl, without any clue
as to the sender.
Again she dipped in the drawer, seeking the clue
among the cherished fragments of her mother's hidden soul.
They little thought that it was merely the selfish expression of his disappointment, that he had thus lost the only remaining clue
to an interesting piece of family history--one which was now and would be for ever wrapped in mystery.
I looked at her mouth for an expression that could give me a clue
to what she felt; I watched her eyes for some tell-tale flash, some hint of dismay or bitterness; I scanned her brow for any passing line that might indicate a settling emotion.
This must not be, if the clue
that leads through the windings of the story is to remain from end to end untangled in my hands.