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  • GrEn shared from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    Send him to gaol now, and you make him a gaol-bird for life. Besides, it is the season of forgiveness. Chance has put in our way a most singular and whimsical problem, and its solution is its own reward.
  • GrEn shared from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    “My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know.”
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    “I suppose,” I remarked, “that, homely as it looks, this thing has some deadly story linked on to it—that it is the clue which will guide you in the solution of some mystery and the punishment of some crime.” “No, no. No crime,” said Sherlock Holmes, laughing.
  • GrEn shared from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    He was a middle-sized man, coarsely clad as became his calling, with a coloured shirt protruding through the rent in his tattered coat. He was, as the inspector had said, extremely dirty, but the grime which covered his face could not conceal its repulsive ugliness.
  • GrEn shared from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    “I confess that I have been as blind as a mole, but it is better to learn wisdom late than never to learn it at all.”
    Note: I couldn't agree more.
  • GrEn shared from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    “No good news?” “None.” “No bad?” “No.” “Thank God for that.
  • GrEn shared from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    I confess that I cannot recall any case within my experience which looked at the first glance so simple and yet which presented such difficulties.”
  • GrEn shared from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    “But a cripple!” said I. “What could he have done single-handed against a man in the prime of life?” “He is a cripple in the sense that he walks with a limp; but in other respects he appears to be a powerful and well-nurtured man. Surely your medical experience would tell you, Watson, that weakness in one limb is often compensated for by exceptional strength in the others.”
  • GrEn shared from a Personal Document
    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) - Highlight on Page 129 | Loc. 1749-51 | Added on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 11:55 AM “The ideal reasoner,” he remarked, “would, when he had once been shown a single fact in all its bearings, deduce from it not only all the chain of events which led up to it but also all the results which would follow from it.
  • GrEn shared from Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki
    He found himself, according to his ideas, in the land of Topsyturvydom. Everything was upside down.