Snagsby, law- stationer, pursues his lawful calling.
Tulkinghorn has seen the entry, found it before the law- stationer, read it while the forefinger was coming down the hill.
It was a street of dingy houses huddled together; many of the windows had been broken and were clumsily repaired with strips of French newspaper; the doors had not been painted for years; there were shabby little shops on the ground floor, laundries, cobblers, stationers
There were only four stationers
of any consequences in the town, and at each Holmes produced his pencil chips, and bid high for a duplicate.
In this manner they walked on, very amicably, until they arrived at Miss Knag's brother's, who was an ornamental stationer
and small circulating library keeper, in a by-street off Tottenham Court Road; and who let out by the day, week, month, or year, the newest old novels, whereof the titles were displayed in pen-and-ink characters on a sheet of pasteboard, swinging at his door-post.