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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

“The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” is a collection of twelve stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective. These are the first of the Sherlock Holmes short stories, originally published as single stories in the Strand Magazine.
The fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes are considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
Sherlock Holmes is a London-based “consulting detective” whose abilities border on the fantastic. Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to adopt almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases.
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saved me from ennui,” he answered, yawning. “Alas! I already feel it closing in upon me. My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces of existence. These little problems help me to do so.”
Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.
You see, but you do not observe.
Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
veil
abhorrent to his cold
To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name.
For example, you have frequently seen the steps which lead up from the hall to this room.”
“Frequently.”
“How often?”
has already a sinister history. There have been two murders, a vitriol-throwing, a suicide, and several robberies brought about for the sake of this forty-grain weight of crystallised charcoal
You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear. For example, you have frequently seen the steps which lead up from the hall to this room.
malignant boot-slitting
precise but admirably balanced mind
have seldom heard him
“The facts are briefly these: Some five years ago, during a lengthy visit to Warsaw, I made the acquaintance of the wellknown adventuress, Irene Adler. The name is no doubt familiar to you.”
“Away they went, and I was just wondering whether I should not do well to follow them when up the lane came a neat little landau, the coachman with his coat only half-buttoned, and his tie under his ear, while all the tags of his
oud from his cigarette.
“The pap
“This Godfrey Norton was evidently an important factor in the matter. He was a lawyer.
At three o’clock precisely I was at Baker Street, but Holmes had not yet returned. The landlady informed me that he had left the house shortly after eight o’clock in the morning. I sat down beside the fire, however, with the intention of awaiting him, however long he might be.
him, however long he might be. I was already deeply interested in his inquiry, for, though it was surrounded by none of the grim and strange features which were associated with the two crimes which I have already recorded, still, the nature of the case and the exalted station of his client gave it a character of its own. Indeed, apart from the nature of the investigation which my friend had on hand, there was something in his masterly grasp of a situation, and his keen, incisive reasoning, which made it a pleasure to me to study his system of work, and to follow the quick, subtle methods by which he disentangled the most inextricable mysteries. So accustomed was I to his invariable success that the very possibility of his failing had ceased to enter into my head.It was close upon four before the door opened, and a drunkenlooking groom, ill-kempt and side-whiskered, with an inflamed face and disreputable clothes, walked into the room. Accustomed as I was to my friend’s amazing powers in the use of disguises, I had to look three times before I was certain that it was indeed he. With a nod he vanished into the bedroom, whence he emerged in five minutes tweed-suited and respectable, as of old. Putting his hands into his pockets, he stretched out his legs in front of the fire and laughed heartily for some minutes. “Well, really!” he cried, and then he choked and laughed again
Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

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