By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A colonel gets 5 seeds within the mail--and dies inside weeks. a tender bride disappears instantly after her marriage ceremony. An previous hat and a Christmas goose are the one clues to a stolen jewel. A son is accused of his father's homicide. those mysteries--and many more--are dropped at the home on Baker highway the place detective Sherlock Holmes is living. No case is simply too difficult for the world's most renowned sleuth and his wonderful powers of deduction.
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30 - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes -- Arthur Conan Doyle And that was how a great scandal threatened to affect the kingdom of Bohemia, and how the best plans of Mr. Sherlock Holmes were beaten by a woman's wit. He used to make merry over the cleverness of women, but I have not heard him do it of late. And when he speaks of Irene Adler, or when he refers to her photograph, it is always under the honorable title of the woman. - 31 - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes -- Arthur Conan Doyle II.
There is half a column of print, but I know without reading it that it is all perfectly familiar to me. There is, of course, the other woman, the drink, the push, the - 58 - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes -- Arthur Conan Doyle blow, the bruise, the sympathetic sister or landlady. " "Indeed, your example is an unfortunate one for your argument," said Holmes, taking the paper and glancing his eye down it. "This is the Dundas separation case, and, as it happens, I was engaged in clearing up some small points in connection with it.
You see, Watson," he explained in the early hours of the morning as we sat over a glass of whisky and soda in Baker Street, "it was perfectly obvious from the first that the only possible object of this rather fantastic business of the advertisement of the League, and the copying of the Encyclopaedia, must be to get this not over-bright pawnbroker out of the way for a number of hours every day. It was a curious way of managing it, but, really, it would be difficult to suggest a better. The method was no doubt suggested to Clay's ingenious mind by the color of his accomplice's hair.
Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (Scholastic Classics) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle