The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Adventure I. A scandal in Bohemia
Adventure II. The red-headed league
Adventure III. A case of identity
Adventure IV. The Boscombe valley mystery
Adventure V. The five orange pips
Adventure VI. The man with the twisted lip
Adventure VII. The adventure of the blue carbuncle
Adventure VIII. The adventure of the speckled band
Adventure IX. The adventure of the engineer's thumb
Adventure 10. The adventure of the noble bachelor
Adventure XI. The adventure of the beryl coronet
Adventure XII. The adventure of the copper beeches
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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 was about to withdraw when Holmes pulled me abruptly into the room and closed the door behind me.
"You could not possibly have come at a better time, my dear Watson," he said cordially.
"No, sir. But I want to find out about them, and who they are, and what their object was in playing this prank – if it was a prank – upon me. It was a pretty expensive joke for them, for it cost them two and thirty pounds."
"We shall endeavor to clear up these points for you. And, first, one or two questions, Mr. Wilson. This assistant of yours who first called your attention to the advertisement – how long had he been with you?"