Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

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Harper, 1903 - 259 pages

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These deluxe Oxford editions offer the exploits of Holmes and Watson the red carpet treatment they truly deserve. Along with the full text, each volume contains a scholarly introduction, illustrations ... Read full review

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Sherlock Holmes is awesome!!!!
If you do not love every book of Sherlock Holmes i do feel sorry for you.
(the movie looks good to.) Sherlock Holmes is the man.
Let's not forget about Watson. He
is awesome. the 1984 series is
spectacular!!!. i watch it all the time. If i could i would give every thing
that has something to do with Sherlock Holmes 100 stars i would.
but i can only give 5. GO SHERLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The crooked man,masterpiece.I'm i writing to much, who cares.

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Page 22 - Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention ?" " To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.
Page 217 - ... up as an exact science by the reasoner. Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its colour are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.
Page 109 - You know my methods in such cases, Watson. I put myself in the man's place and, having first gauged his intelligence, I try to imagine how I should myself have proceeded under the same circumstances. In this case the matter was simplified by Brunton's intelligence being quite first-rate, so that it was unnecessary to make any allowance for the personal equation, as the astronomers have dubbed it. He know that something valuable was concealed.
Page 13 - I presume that you made an inventory of what he had in his pockets at the time of his death, Inspector?" "I have the things themselves in the sitting-room if you would care to see them." "I should be very glad." We all filed into the front room and sat round the central table while the inspector unlocked a square tin box and laid a small heap of things before us. There was a box of vestas, two inches of tallow candle, an ADP...
Page 129 - I am afraid that my explanation may disillusion you, but it has always been my habit to hide none of my methods, either from my friend Watson or from any one who might take an intelligent interest in them. But, first, as I am rather shaken by the knocking about which I had in the dressing-room, I think that I shall help myself to a dash of your brandy, Colonel. My strength has been rather tried of late.
Page 187 - Then, of course, his complete mourning shows that he has lost some one very dear. The fact that he is doing his own shopping looks as though it were his wife. He has been buying things for children, yo.u perceive. There is a rattle, which shows that one of them is very young. The wife probably died in childbed. The fact that he has a picturebook under his arm shows that there is another child to be thought of...
Page 25 - Yes, the horse. And it may lessen his guilt if I say that it was done in self-defence, and that John Straker was a man who was entirely unworthy of your confidence. But there goes the bell, and as I stand to win a little on this next race, I shall defer a lengthy explanation until a more fitting time.
Page 15 - What! you expected to find it?" "I thought it not unlikely." He took the boots from the bag and compared the impressions of each of them with marks upon the ground. Then he clambered up to the rim of the hollow and crawled about among the ferns and bushes. "I am afraid that there are no more tracks," said the inspector. "I have examined the ground very carefully for a hundred yards in each direction.
Page 92 - I have always held, too, that pistol practice should distinctly be an openair pastime ; and when Holmes in one of his queer humours would sit in an arm-chair, •with his hair-trigger and a hundred Boxer cartridges, and proceed to adorn the opposite wall with a patriotic VR done in bulletpocks, I felt strongly that neither the atmosphere...

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