The Purloined Letter Quotes

Dupin: Perhaps the mystery is a little too plain.

     You may as well fill me up a check for the amount mentioned. When you have signed it, I will hand you the letter.

     Such a man, I considered, could not fall to be aware of the ordinary policial modes of action.

     He never once thought it probable, or possible, that the Minister had deposited the letter immediately beneath the nose of the whole world, by way of best preventing any portion of that world from perceiving it.

     So, as I knew he would feel some curiosity in regard to the identity of the person who had outwitted him, I thought it a pity not to give him a clue.

Prefect: The individual who purloined it is known; this beyond a doubt; he was seen to take it. It is known, also, that it still remains in his possession.

     Its rightful owner saw, but, of course, dared not call attention to the act, in the presence of the third personage who stood at her elbow.

     Why the fact is, we took our time, and we searched every where.

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