|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Sherlock Holmes - The Adventure of the Three Garridebs|
|page||Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Three Garridebs|
|It may have been a comedy, or it may have been a tragedy
I admitted that I had not.
Holmes took the book from my hand.
A moment later he was in the room. Mr. John Garrideb
Mr. Garrideb forced a laugh. "I've read of your tricks, Mr. Holmes, but I never thought
"Why did he ever drag you into it at all?" asked our visitor with a sudden outflame of anger.
Mr. Garrideb surveyed me with not too friendly a gaze.
"For he died within a year of saying them, and he left a will behind him.
"Well, Watson," said Holmes with a smile, ...
Holmes took his pipe from his lips.
I did so, and heard a thin, quavering voice at the other end of the line.
"Up some years, Watson," he remarked, indicating its discoloured surface.
"Syracusan -- of the best period," he explained, holding it up.
"I think you acted very wisely indeed," said Holmes.
"That is so. He called last Tuesday."
Holmes's cross-examination was interrupted by an imperative knocking at the door.
"Glorious!" gasped our host. "That makes our third man."
"Then that is agreed," said Holmes, "and no doubt you will let me have a report as...
"None at all. You are most welcome. The place will, of course, ...
"The head is surely clear enough and the tail we should see to-morrow.
Holmes was up and out early. When he returned at lunchtime I noticed that his face ...
"I fear I am none the wiser."
"Well, it begins to define itself. I have been to the houseagent's.
He took a revolver from the drawer and handed it to me.
"Well, that is what we are here to find out.
Clearly our moment had come. Holmes touched my wrist as a signal, and...
It was worth a wound -- it was worth many wounds -- to know the depth of loyalty...
"A printing press -- a counterfeiter's outfit," said Holmes.
"Only attempted murder, so far as I can see," said Holmes.
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