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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Front cover of the first edition. Detective fiction short stories. The Sign of the Four. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes at Wikisource. In disguise, Holmes witnesses Adler marry the man she truly loves, then by means of an elaborate stratagem discovers the photograph's hiding place. But when Holmes and the king return to retrieve the photo, they find Adler has fled the country with it, leaving behind a letter for Holmes and a portrait of herself for the King.

The king allows Holmes to retain the portrait as a souvenir. After eight weeks, he was suddenly informed that the job ended. After some investigation at Wilson's shop, Holmes contacts a police inspector and the manager of a nearby bank.

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With Watson, they hide in the bank vault and catch two thieves who had dug a tunnel from the shop while Wilson was at the decoy copying job. September Against the wishes of her stepfather, Mary Sutherland has become engaged to Hosmer Angel. On the morning of their wedding Hosmer elicits a promise that Mary will remain faithful to him "even if something quite unforeseen" occurs, then mysteriously disappears en route to the church. Holmes deduces that Hosmer was Mary's stepfather in disguise, the charade a bid to keep Mary a spinster and thus maintain access to her inheritance.

Holmes does not reveal the truth to Mary because "There is danger for him who taketh the tiger cub, and danger also for whoso snatches a delusion from a woman"; he had already advised her to put the matter behind her, though she responded that Hosmer "shall find me ready when he comes back. McCarthy, and another local landowner, John Turner, are both Australian expatriates , and Lestrade was originally engaged by Turner's daughter, Alice, who believes James is innocent.

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Holmes interviews James, and then inspects the scene of the murder, deducing a third man was present. Realising Holmes has solved the case, Turner confesses to the crime, revealing that McCarthy was blackmailing him due to Turner's criminal past. Holmes does not reveal the crime, but secures James's release because of the presence of a third person at the crime scene.

John Openshaw tells Holmes that in his uncle died two months after receiving a letter inscribed "K. Holmes tells him to do as the letter asks and leave a diary page, which Holmes deduces is connected to the Ku Klux Klan , on the garden sundial. Openshaw is killed before he can do so, but Holmes discovers the killers have been travelling on a sailing ship, and sends the captain a letter with five orange pips.

The ship is lost at sea.

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Neville St. Clair, a respectable businessman, has disappeared and his wife claims she saw him at the upper window of an opium den.

Rushing upstairs to the room she found only a beggar who denied any knowledge of St. The beggar is arrested, but a few days later St. Clair's wife receives a letter from her husband. Holmes concludes, then proves, that the beggar is actually St. Clair in disguise; he confesse that he has been leading a double life as a beggar, making more money that way than in his nominal work.

A "Blue Carbuncle" is stolen from a hotel suite, and a former felon is soon arrested. However, an acquaintance of Holmes discovers the carbuncle in the throat of a Christmas goose. Holmes traces the owner of the goose, but soon determines that he was not the thief by offering him a replacement goose.

The detective continues his search, first to an inn and then a dealer in Covent Garden. The dealer refuses to provide Holmes with information about the source of the goose, but Holmes observes another man trying to find the same information, and confronts him. The man, the head attendant at the hotel, confesses to his crime.

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Holmes allows him to remain free, arguing that prison could make him a hardened criminal later. Helen Stoner worries her stepfather may be trying to kill her after he contrives to move her to the bedroom where her sister had died two years earlier, shortly before her wedding. During a late-night investigation of the bedroom, Holmes and Watson discover a dummy bell-pull near a ventilator.

As they lie in wait a whistle sounds, then a snake appears through the ventilator. Holmes attacks the snake with his riding crop; it retreats to the next room, where it attacks and kills Stoner's stepfather. Occasionally, the website mis-applies a block from a previous visitor. If your IP address is shown by Maxmind to be outside of Germany and you were momentarily blocked, another issue is that some Web browsers erroneously cache the block.

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These books are in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, spine, and edges of the cover boards. The previous owners name and moto is affixed to the inside of the front cover boards. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. Watson had never shown a gleam of humor nor made a single joke. Let me refute that at once. In the first chapter of The Valley of Fear the good doctor, after some rather sharp taunting by his friend, caught Holmes fairly off guard.

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