"For God's sake, go back to your room!" he cried.

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…

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The doctor knelt beside him and held down the hand lamp which had stood on the table

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…

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LEANING FORWARD IN THE CAB, HOLMES LISTENED INTENTLY

The Valley of Fear – Part I – Chapter 2: Sherlock Holmes Discourses

It was one of those dramatic moments for which my friend existed. It would be an overstatement to say that he was shocked or even excited by the amazing announcement. Without having a tinge of cruelty in his singular composition, he was undoubtedly callous from long overstimulation. Yet, if his emotions were dulled, his intellectual…

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He gazed at me with bleared, drunken eyes for a moment, and then I saw a horror spring up in them, and convulse his whole features, which showed me that he knew me

A Study in Scarlet – Part II – Chapter 6: A Continuation of the Reminiscences of John Watson, M.D.

Our prisoner’s furious resistance did not apparently indicate any ferocity in his disposition towards ourselves, for on finding himself powerless, he smiled in an affable manner, and expressed his hopes that he had not hurt any of us in the scuffle. “I guess you’re going to take me to the police-station,” he remarked to Sherlock…

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JOHN FERRIER, FORMERLY OF SALT LAKE CITY. DIED AUGUST 4TH, 1860

A Study in Scarlet – Part II – Chapter 5: The Avenging Angels

All night their course lay through intricate defiles and over irregular and rockstrewn paths. More than once they lost their way, but Hope’s intimate knowledge of the mountains enabled them to regain the track once more. When morning broke, a scene of marvellous though savage beauty lay before them. In every direction the great snow-capped…

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