I am much obliged to you both for your assistance

The Sign of Four – Chapter 12: The Strange Story of Jonathan Small

A very patient man was that inspector in the cab, for it was a weary time before I rejoined him. His face clouded over when I showed him the empty … Continue Reading →


"Then I say 'Thank God,' too," she whispered as I drew her to my side.

The Sign of Four – Chapter 11: The Great Agra Treasure

Our captive sat in the cabin opposite to the iron box which he had done so much and waited so long to gain. He was a sunburned reckless-eyed fellow, with … Continue Reading →


Our pistols rang out together

The Sign of Four – Chapter 10: The End of the Islander

Our meal was a merry one. Holmes could talk exceedingly well when he chose, and that night he did choose. He appeared to be in a state of nervous exaltation. … Continue Reading →


"Here is the old man," said he, holding out a heap of white hair

The Sign of Four – Chapter 9: Break in the Chain

It was late in the afternoon before I woke, strengthened and refreshed. Sherlock Holmes still sat exactly as I had left him save that he had laid aside his violin … Continue Reading →


"Dear little chap!" said Holmes strategically

The Sign of Four – Chapter 8: The Baker Street Irregulars

“What now?” I asked. “Toby has lost his character for infallibility. ” “He acted according to his lights,” said Holmes, lifting him down from the barrel and walking him out … Continue Reading →


WE HAD BEEN FOLLOWING THE GUIDANCE OF TOBY.

The Sign of Four – Chapter 7: The Episode of the Barrel

The police had brought a cab with them, and in this I escorted Miss Morstan back to her home. After the angelic fashion of women, she had borne trouble with … Continue Reading →


HE HELD DOWN THE LAMP TO THE FLOOR.

The Sign of Four – Chapter 6: Sherlock Holmes gives a Demonstration

“Now, Watson,” said Holmes, rubbing his hands, “we have half an hour to ourselves. Let us make good use of it. My case is, as I have told you, almost … Continue Reading →


A short, deep-chested man stood in the opening

The Sign of Four – Chapter 5: The Tragedy of Pondicherry Lodge

It was nearly eleven o’clock when we reached this final stage of our night’s adventures. We had left the damp fog of the great city behind us, and the night … Continue Reading →


'I will tell you how Morstan died,' he continued

The Sign of Four – Chapter 4: The Story of the Bald-headed Man

We followed the Indian down a sordid and common passage, ill-lit and worse furnished, until he came to a door upon the right, which he threw open. A blaze of … Continue Reading →


...A SMALL, DARK, BRISK MAN IN THE DRESS OF A COACHMAN...

The Sign of Four – Chapter 3: In Quest of a Solution

It was half-past five before Holmes returned. He was bright, eager, and in excellent spirits, a mood which in his case alternated with fits of the blackest depression. “There is … Continue Reading →


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