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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"It were better for you, John Ferrier," he thundered, "that you and she were now lying blanched skeletons upon the Sierra Blanco, than that you should put your weak wills against the orders of the Holy Four!"

A Study in Scarlet – Part II – Chapter 3: John Ferrier talks with the Prophet

Three weeks had passed since Jefferson Hope and his comrades had departed from Salt Lake City. John Ferrier’s heart was sore within him when he thought of the young man’s return, and of the impending loss of his adopted child. Yet her bright and happy face reconciled him to the arrangement more than any argument…

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A SINEWY BROWN HAND CAUGHT THE FRIGHTENED HORSE BY THE CURB

A Study in Scarlet – Part II – Chapter 2: The Flower of Utah

This is not the place to commemorate the trials and privations endured by the immigrant Mormons before they came to their final haven. From the shores of the Mississippi to the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains they had struggled on with a constancy almost unparalleled in history. The savage man, and the savage beast,…

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YOU'VE GOT TO PUT YOUR HANDS UP LIKE THIS. IT MAKES YOU FEEL KIND OF GOOD.

A Study in Scarlet – Part II – Chapter 1: On the Great Alkali Plain

In the central portion of the great North American Continent there lies an arid and repulsive desert, which for many a long year served as a barrier against the advance of civilization. From the Sierra Nevada to Nebraska, and from the Yellowstone River in the north to the Colorado upon the south, is a region…

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With an inarticulate roar of fury, the prisoner wrenched himself free from Holmes's grasp.

A Study in Scarlet – Part I – Chapter 7: Light in the Darkness

The intelligence with which Lestrade greeted us was so momentous and so unexpected that we were all three fairly dumfounded. Gregson sprang out of his chair and upset the remainder of his whisky and water. I stared in silence at Sherlock Holmes, whose lips were compressed and his brows drawn down over his eyes. “Stangerson…

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LESTRADE STOOD IN THE CENTRE OF THE ROOM, FUMBLING NERVOUSLY WITH HIS HAT AND UNCERTAIN WHAT TO DO

A Study in Scarlet – Part I – Chapter 6: Tobias Gregson shows what he can do

The papers next day were full of the “Brixton Mystery,” as they termed it. Each had a long account of the affair, and some had leaders upon it in addition. There was some information in them which was new to me. I still retain in my scrapbook numerous clippings and extracts bearing upon the case.…

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A VERY OLD AND WRINKLED WOMAN HOBBLED INTO THE APARTMENT

A Study in Scarlet – Part I – Chapter 5: Our Advertisement brings a visitor

Our morning’s exertions had been too much for my weak health, and I was tired out in the afternoon. After Holmes’s departure for the concert, I lay down upon the sofa and endeavoured to get a couple of hours’ sleep. It was a useless attempt. My mind had been too much excited by all that…

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