Quotes from “The Return of Sherlock Holmes” by Arthur Conan Doyle

"'Journeys end in lovers' meetings,' as the old play says.
"What one man can invent another can discover," said Holmes.
But he had not that supreme gift of the artist, the knowledge of when to stop
Certainly a gray mist swirled before my eyes
"What one man can invent another can discover
But the main reason lies in the one fact, which is notorious to everyone, and that is that Sir Eustace was a confirmed drunkard. To be with such a man for an hour is unpleasant. Can you imagine what it means for a sensitive and high-spirited woman to be tied to him for day and night? It is a sacrilege, a crime, a villainy to hold that such a marriage is binding. I say that these monstrous laws of yours will bring a curse upon the land – God will not let such wickedness endure.
"I shall indeed be indebted to you if you can throw a light where all is so dark to us.
Was it a fierce tiger of crime, which could only be taken fighting hard with flashing fang and claw, or would it prove to be some skulking jackal, dangerous only to the weak and unguarded?
I read an inexorable purpose in his gray eyes.
It was in the spring of the year 1894 that all London was interested, and the fashionable world dismayed, by the murder of the Honourable Ronald Adair under most unusual and inexplicable circumstances.
conclusion of the inquest.
Do you feel a creeping, shrinking sensation, Watson, when you stand before the serpents in the Zoo and see the slithery, gliding, venomous creatures, with their deadly eyes and wicked, flattened faces?
You say I murdered Peter Carey; I say I KILLED Peter Carey, and there's all the difference.
"I must take the view, your Grace, that when a man embarks upon a crime he is morally guilty of any other crime which may spring from it.
"It is part of the settled order of Nature that such a girl should have followers," said Holmes, as he pulled at his meditative pipe, "but for choice not on bicycles in lonely country roads.
"What one man can invent another can discover," said Holmes.
"Work is the best antidote to sorrow, my dear Watson," said he, "and I have a piece of work for us both to-night which, if we can bring it to a successful conclusion, will in itself justify a man's life on this planet.
There are some trees, Watson, which grow to a certain height and then suddenly develop some unsightly eccentricity.
It struck me, however, as being the one which was most likely to interest that exceedingly unpleasant old person.”
Therefore I blessed this Mr. Overton whoever he might be, since he had come with his enigmatic message to break that dangerous calm which brought more peril to my friend than all the storms of his tempestuous life.
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