the third, a Roman Christian whom Paul employed as his amanuensis in writing his epistle to the Romans (16:22).
Into one of these Mr. tertius led Peggie, and there he spoke a few quiet words to her.
Mr. tertius drew a whiff or two of fragrant Havana before he replied.
Mr. tertius handed to her the Argus special, which he had carried crumpled up in his hand.
“But we must take the greatest care of it,” urged Mr. tertius.
The driver of the taxi-cab had just gone away, and Mr. tertius was discussing his information with Peggie.
“Just tell us all about it,” said Mr. tertius, interrupting him.
Mr. tertius glanced at Peggie, who was intently watching the caller.
Mr. tertius, who had listened to this unmoved, turned to Peggie.
Mr. tertius has in all probability already told it to the people at New Scotland Yard.
He lost no time, you see, tertius, in trying to see Burchill.