Arthur Conan Doyle

The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

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    Акежан Биржанhas quoted4 years ago
    clue which will guide you in the solution of some mystery and the punishment of some crime.”
    “No, no. No crime,” said Sherlock Holmes, laughing. “Only one of those whimsical little incidents which will happen when you have four million human beings all jostling each other within the space of a few square miles. Amid the action and reaction of so dense a swarm of humanity, every possible combination of events may be expected to take place, and many a little problem will be presented which may be striking and bizarre without being criminal. We have already had experience of such.”
    “So much so,” I remarked, “that of the last six cases which I have added to my notes, three have been entirely free of any legal crime.”
    “Precisely. You allude to my attempt to recover the Irene Adler papers, to the singular case of Miss Mary Sutherland, and to the adventure of the man with the twisted lip. Well, I have no doubt that this small matter will fall into the same innocent category. You know Peterson, the commissionaire?”
    “It is to him that this trophy belongs.”
    “It is his hat.”
    “No, no, he

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