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Arthur Conan Doyle

The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection

The complete Sherlock Holmes contains everything written by Conan Doyle on the legendary private investigator. In a single volume all the novels and stories that have passionate all in the world for over 130 years
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    “How, then, did you deduce the telegram?”
    “Why, of course I knew that you had not written a letter, since I sat opposite to you all morning. I see also in your open desk there that you have a sheet of stamps and a thick bundle of postcards. What could you go into the post-office for, then, but to send a wire? Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth.”
    “In this case it certainly is so,” I replied after a little thought. “The thing, however, is, as you say, of the simplest. Would you think me impertinent if I were to put your theories to a more severe test?”
    “On the contrary,” he answered, “it would prevent me from taking a second dose of cocaine. I should be delighted to look into any problem which you might submit to me.”
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    in the roadway between the White Hart Tavern and Holland Grove. Apply Dr. Watson, 221B, Baker Street, between eight and nine this evening.”
    “Excuse my using your name,” he said. “If I used my own, some of these dunderheads would recognize it, and want to meddle in the affair.”
    “That is all right,” I answered. “But supposing anyone applies, I have no ring.”
    “Oh, yes, you have,” said he, handing me one. “This will do very well. It is almost a facsimile.”
    “And who do you expect will answer this advertisement?”
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    single word—
    “What do you think of that?” cried the detective, with the air of a showman exhibiting his show. “This was overlooked because it was in the darkest corner of the room, and no one thought of looking there. The murderer has written it with his or her own blood. See this smear where it has trickled down the wall! That disposes of the idea of suicide anyhow. Why was that corner chosen to write it on? I will tell you. See that candle on the mantelpiece. It was lit at the time, and if it was lit this corner would be the brightest instead of the darkest portion of the wall.”
    “And what does it mean now that you have found it?” asked Gr

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