The adventure of the speckled band
"As it happens.", the lady replied "he spoke of coming into town today on some most important business. It is probable that he will be away all day, and there would be nothing to disturb you. We have a housekeeper now, but she is old and foolish, and I could easily get her out the way.
"Excellent. You're not averse to this trip, Watson?"
"By no means. May I ask you Miss Stonor, what are you going to do with yourself?"
"I have one or two things which I would wish to do now that I am in town. But I shall return by the 12.00 train so as to be there for your coming."