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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (HarperPerennial Classics) by Arthur Conan Doyle

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By Arthur Conan Doyle

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“Sherlock Holmes was once reworked while he used to be scorching upon this sort of odor as this. males who had in simple terms recognized the quiet philosopher and philosopher of Baker road might have didn't realize him. His face flushed and darkened. His brows have been drawn into difficult black strains, whereas his eyes shone out from underneath them with a steely glitter.”

Set opposed to the foggy mysterious backdrops of London and the English nation-state, those are the 1st twelve tales each released to add the notorious Detective Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick health care provider Watson. They first seemed as tales within the Strand journal and have a few of his most famed and stress-free situations, together with “A Scandal in Bohemia,” “The event of the Blue Carbuncle” and “The Red-headed League.”

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I am the most slavish of students, with here a dictionary, there a note-book in which I enter curious uses of the past participle. But one cannot go on for ever cutting these ancient inscriptions clearer with a knife. Shall I always draw the red-serge curtain close and see my book, laid like a block of marble, pale under the lamp? That would be a glorious life, to addict oneself to perfection; to follow the curve of the sentence wherever it might lead, into deserts, under drifts of sand, regardless of lures, of seductions; to be poor always and unkempt; to be ridiculous in Piccadilly.

Then I shall drop you. ‘I am one person – myself. I do not impersonate Catullus, whom I adore. I am the most slavish of students, with here a dictionary, there a note-book in which I enter curious uses of the past participle. But one cannot go on for ever cutting these ancient inscriptions clearer with a knife. Shall I always draw the red-serge curtain close and see my book, laid like a block of marble, pale under the lamp? That would be a glorious life, to addict oneself to perfection; to follow the curve of the sentence wherever it might lead, into deserts, under drifts of sand, regardless of lures, of seductions; to be poor always and unkempt; to be ridiculous in Piccadilly.

But now we have regained our territory after that brief brush with the bicycles and the lime scent and the vanishing figures in the distracted street. Here we are masters of tranquillity and order; inheritors of proud tradition. The lights are beginning to make yellow slits across the square. Mists from the river are filling these ancient spaces. They cling, gently, to the hoary stone. The leaves now are thick in country lanes, sheep cough in the damp fields; but here in your room we are dry. We talk privately.

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