The incompetent Scotland Yard detective that initially takes an aggressively skeptical stance on Holmes and arrests Thaddeus almost immediately, despite not having any real evidence. He does, however, eventually surrender to Holmes’ greater abilities and proves to be something of an amiable character.
“I am weaving my web round Thaddeus Sholto”
“Stern facts here,– no room for theories”
“It’s a very dark case, and my professional credit is at stake. I should be very glad of a little assistance”