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Arthar Conan - Memoires of Sherlock Holmes

Arthar Conan - Memoires of Sherlock Holmes

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Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
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Sir Arthur Conan DoyleMemoirs of Sherlock HolmesAdventure I.Silver Blaze
“I am afraid, Watson, that I shall have to go,” said Holmes, as we sat down together to our breakfastone morning.“Go! Where to?”“To Dartmoor; to King’s Pyland.”I was not surprised. Indeed, my only wonder was that he had not already been mixed upon thisextraordinary case, which was the one topic of conversation through the length and breadth of England.For a whole day my companion had rambled about the room with his chin upon his chest and his browsknitted, charging and recharging his pipe with the strongest black tobacco, and absolutely deaf to any of my questions or remarks. Fresh editions of every paper had been sent up by our news agent, only to beglanced over and tossed down into a corner. Yet, silent as he was, I knew perfectly well what it was overwhich he was brooding. There was but one problem before the public which could challenge his powersof analysis, and that was the singular disappearance of the favorite for the Wessex Cup, and the tragicmurder of its trainer. When, therefore, he suddenly announced his intention of setting out for the sceneof the drama it was only what I had both expected and hoped for.“I should be most happy to go down with you if I should not be in the way,” said I.“My dear Watson, you would confer a great favor upon me by coming. And I think that your time willnot be misspent, for there are points about the case which promise to make it an absolutely unique one.We have, I think, just time to catch our train at Paddington, and I will go further into the matter upon our journey. You would oblige me by bringing with you your very excellent field-glass.”And so it happened that an hour or so later I found myself in the corner of a first-class carriage flyingalong en route for Exeter, while Sherlock Holmes, with his sharp, eager face framed in his ear-flappedtravelling-cap, dipped rapidly into the bundle of fresh papers which he had procured at Paddington. Wehad left Reading far behind us before he thrust the last one of them under the seat, and offered me hiscigar-case.“We are going well,” said he, looking out the window and glancing at his watch. “Our rate at present isfifty-three and a half miles an hour.”“I have not observed the quarter-mile posts,” said I.“Nor have I. But the telegraph posts upon this line are sixty yards apart, and the calculation is a simple
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