The Valley of Fear – Part I – Chapter 5: The People of the Drama

“Have you seen all you want of the study?” asked White Mason as we reentered the house. “For the time,” said the inspector, and Holmes nodded. “Then perhaps you would now like to hear the evidence of some of the people in the house. We could use the dining-room, Ames. Please come yourself first and … Continue reading The Valley of Fear – Part I – Chapter 5: The People of the Drama

The Hound of the Baskervilles – Chapter 12: Death on the Moor

For a moment or two I sat breathless, hardly able to believe my ears. Then my senses and my voice came back to me, while a crushing weight of responsibility seemed in an instant to be lifted from my soul. That cold, incisive, ironical voice could belong to but one man in all the world. … Continue reading The Hound of the Baskervilles – Chapter 12: Death on the Moor

The Hound of the Baskervilles – Chapter 13: Fixing the Nets

“We’re at close grips at last,” said Holmes as we walked together across the moor. “What a nerve the fellow has! How he pulled himself together in the face of what must have been a paralyzing shock when he found that the wrong man had fallen a victim to his plot. I told you in … Continue reading The Hound of the Baskervilles – Chapter 13: Fixing the Nets

Of our further acquaintance with Major-General J. B. Heatherstone

There was, as may well be imagined, much stir amongst our small community at the news that the Hall was to be inhabited once more, and considerable speculation as to the new tenants, and their object in choosing this particular part of the country for their residence. It speedily became apparent that, whatever their motives … Continue reading Of our further acquaintance with Major-General J. B. Heatherstone

The Hound of the Baskervilles – Chapter 15: A Retrospection

It was the end of November, and Holmes and I sat, upon a raw and foggy night, on either side of a blazing fire in our sitting-room in Baker Street. Since the tragic upshot of our visit to Devonshire he had been engaged in two affairs of the utmost importance, in the first of which … Continue reading The Hound of the Baskervilles – Chapter 15: A Retrospection

The Hound of the Baskervilles – Chapter 10: Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson

So far I have been able to quote from the reports which I have forwarded during these early days to Sherlock Holmes. Now, however, I have arrived at a point in my narrative where I am compelled to abandon this method and to trust once more to my recollections, aided by the diary which I … Continue reading The Hound of the Baskervilles – Chapter 10: Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson

Chapter L: Winds up the Thread and Ties Two Knots at the End

Great was the excitement of the worthy couple at Phillimore Gardens when Kate Harston was brought back to them. Good Mrs. Dimsdale pressed her to her ample bosom and kissed her, and scolded her, and wept over her, while the doctor was so moved that it was only by assuming an expression of portentous severity … Continue reading Chapter L: Winds up the Thread and Ties Two Knots at the End

The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire

Holmes had read carefully a note which the last post had brought him. Then, with the dry chuckle which was his nearest approach to a laugh, he tossed it over to me. “For a mixture of the modern and the mediaeval, of the practical and of the wildly fanciful, I think this is surely the … Continue reading The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire

The Valley of Fear – Part I – Chapter 3: The Tragedy of Birlstone

Now for a moment I will ask leave to remove my own insignificant personality and to describe events which occurred before we arrived upon the scene by the light of knowledge which came to us afterwards. Only in this way can I make the reader appreciate the people concerned and the strange setting in which … Continue reading The Valley of Fear – Part I – Chapter 3: The Tragedy of Birlstone