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THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND

THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND ON glancing over my notes of the seventy-odd cases in which I have during the last eight years studied the methods of my friend Sherlock Holmes, I find many tragic, some comic, a large number merely strange, but...

THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE

THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE I HAD called upon my friend Sherlock Holmes upon the second morning after Christmas, with the intention of wishing him the compliments of the season. He was lounging upon the sofa in a purple dressing-gown, a pipe...

THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP

THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP ISA WHITNEY, brother of the late Elias Whitney, D.D., Principal of the Theological College of St. George’s, was much addicted to opium. The habit grew upon him, as I understand, from some foolish freak when he was...

THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS ~ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS WHEN I glance over my notes and records of the Sherlock Holmes cases between the years ’82 and ’90, I am faced by so many which present strange and interesting features that it is no easy matter to know which to...

THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY ~ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY WE were seated at breakfast one morning, my wife and I, when the maid brought in a telegram. It was from Sherlock Holmes and ran in this way: HAVE YOU A COUPLE OF DAYS TO SPARE? HAVE JUST BEEN WIRED FOR FROM THE WEST OF...

A CASE OF IDENTITY ~ The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

A CASE OF IDENTITY “MY dear fellow,” said Sherlock Holmes as we sat on either side of the fire in his lodgings at Baker Street, “life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to...

THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE

THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE I HAD called upon my friend, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, one day in the autumn of last year and found him in deep conversation with a very stout, florid-faced, elderly gentleman with fiery red hair. With an apology for my intrusion, I...

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