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AboutDoyle:SirArthurIgnatiusConanDoyle,DL(May–July)wasaScottishauthormostnotedforhisstoriesaboutthedetectiveSherlockHolmes,whicharegenerallyconsideredamajorinnovationinthefieldofcrimefiction,andtheadventuresofProfessorChallengerHewasaprolificwriterwhoseotherworksincludesciencefictionstories,historicalnovels,playsandromances,poetry,andnonfictionConanwasoriginallyagivenname,butDoyleuseditaspartofhissurnameinhislateryearsSource:WikipediaPrefaceIfearthatMrSherlockHolmesmaybecomelikeoneofthosepopulartenorswho,havingoutlivedtheirtime,arestilltemptedtomakerepeatedfarewellbowstotheirindulgentaudiencesThismustceaseandhemustgothewayofallflesh,materialorimaginaryOnelikestothinkthatthereissomefantasticlimboforthechildrenofimagination,somestrange,impossibleplacewherethebeauxofFieldingmaystillmakelovetothebellesofRichardson,whereScott'sheroesstillmaystrut,Dickens'sdelightfulCockneysstillraisealaugh,andThackeray'sworldlingscontinuetocarryontheirreprehensiblecareersPerhapsinsomehumblecornerofsuchaValhalla,SherlockandhisWatsonmayforatimefindaplace,whilesomemoreastutesleuthwithsomeevenlessastutecomrademayfillthestagewhichtheyhavevacatedHiscareerhasbeenalongonethoughitispossibletoexaggerateitdecrepitgentlemenwhoapproachmeanddeclarethathisadventuresformedthereadingoftheirboyhooddonotmeettheresponsefrommewhichtheyseemtoexpectOneisnotanxioustohaveone'spersonaldateshandledsounkindlyAsamatterofcoldfact,HolmesmadehisdebutinAStudyinScarletandinTheSignofFour,twosmallbookletswhichappearedbetweenandItwasinthat"AScandalinBohemia,"thefirstofthelongseriesofshortstories,appearedinTheStrandMagazineThepublicseemedappreciativeanddesirousofmore,sothatfromthatdate,thirtynineyearsago,theyhavebeenproducedinabrokenserieswhichnowcontainsnofewerthanfiftysixstories,republishedinTheAdventures,TheMemoirs,TheReturn,andHisLastBowandthereremainthesetwelvepublishedduringthelastfewyearswhicharehereproducedunderthetitleofTheCaseBookofSherlockHolmesHebeganhisadventuresintheveryheartofthelaterVictorianera,carrieditthroughthealltooshortreignofEdward,andhasmanagedtoholdhisownlittlenicheeveninthesefeverishdaysThusitwouldbetruetosaythatthosewhofirstreadofhim,asyoungmen,havelivedtoseetheirowngrownupchildrenfollowingthesameadventuresinthesamemagazineItisastrikingexampleofthepatienceandloyaltyoftheBritishpublicIhadfullydeterminedattheconclusionofTheMemoirstobringHolmestoanend,asIfeltthatmyliteraryenergiesshouldnotbedirectedtoomuchintoonechannelThatpale,clearcutfaceandlooselimbedfigureweretakingupanundueshareofmyimaginationIdidthedeed,butfortunatelynocoronerhadpronouncedupontheremains,andso,afteralonginterval,itwasnotdifficultformetorespondtotheflatteringdemandandtoexplainmyrashactawayIhaveneverregrettedit,forIhavenotinactualpracticefoundthattheselightersketcheshavepreventedmefromexploringandfindingmylimitationsinsuchvariedbranchesofliteratureashistory,poetry,historicalnovels,psychicresearch,andthedramaHadHolmesneverexistedIcouldnothavedonemore,thoughhemayperhapshavestoodalittleinthewayoftherecognitionofmymoreseriousliteraryworkAndso,reader,farewelltoSherlockHolmes!Ithankyouforyourpastconstancy,andcanbuthopethatsomereturnhasbeenmadeintheshapeofthatdistractionfromtheworriesoflifeandstimulatingchangeofthoughtwhichcanonlybefoundinthefairykingdomofromanceARTHURCONANDOYLEChapterTheAdventureoftheMazarinStoneItwaspleasanttoDrWatsontofindhimselfoncemoreintheuntidyroomofthefirstfloorinBakerStreetwhichhadbeenthestartingpointofsomanyremarkableadventuresHelookedroundhimatthescientificchartsuponthewall,theacidcharredbenchofchemicals,theviolincaseleaninginthecorner,thecoalscuttle,whichcontainedofoldthepipesandtobaccoFinally,hiseyescameroundtothefreshandsmilingfaceofBilly,theyoungbutverywiseandtactfulpage,whohadhelpedalittletofillupthegapoflonelinessandisolationwhichsurroundedthesaturninefigureofthegreatdetective"Itallseemsveryunchanged,BillyYoudon'tchange,eitherIhopethesamecanbesaidofhim"Billyglancedwithsomesolicitudeatthecloseddoorofthebedroom"Ithinkhe'sinbedandasleep,"hesaidItwassevenintheeveningofalovelysummer'sday,butDrWatsonwassufficientlyfamiliarwiththeirregularityofhisoldfriend'shourstofeelnosurpriseattheidea"Thatmeansacase,Isuppose""Yes,sir,heisveryhardatitjustnowI'mfrightenedforhishealthHegetspalerandthinner,andheeatsnothing'Whenwillyoubepleasedtodine,MrHolmes'MrsHudsonasked'Seventhirty,thedayaftertomorrow,'saidheYouknowhiswaywhenheiskeenonacase""Yes,Billy,Iknow""He'sfollowingsomeoneYesterdayhewasoutasaworkmanlookingforajobTodayhewasanoldwomanFairlytookmein,hedid,andIoughttoknowhiswaysbynow"Billypointedwithagrintoaverybaggyparasolwhichleanedagainstthesofa"That'spartoftheoldwoman'soit,"hesaid"Butwhatisitallabout,Billy"Billysankhisvoice,asonewhodiscussesgreatsecretsofState"Idon'tmindtellingyou,sir,butitshouldgonofartherIt'sthiscaseoftheCrowndiamond""Whatthehundredthousandpoundburglary""Yes,sirTheymustgetitback,sirWhy,wehadthePrimeMinisterandtheHomeSecretarybothsittingonthatverysofaMrHolmeswasverynicetothemHesoonputthemattheireaseandpromisedhewoulddoallhecouldThenthereisLordCantlemere""Ah!""Yes,sir,youknowwhatthatmeansHe'sastiff'un,sir,ifImaysaysoIcangetalongwiththePrimeMinister,andI'venothingagainsttheHomeSecretary,whoseemedacivil,obligingsortofman,butIcan'tstandhisLordshipNeithercanMrHolmes,sirYousee,hedon'tbelieveinMrHolmesandhewasagainstemployinghimHe'dratherhefailed""AndMrHolmesknowsit""MrHolmesalwaysknowswhateverthereistoknow""Well,we'llhopehewon'tfailandthatLordCantlemerewillbeconfoundedButIsay,Billy,whatisthatcurtainforacrossthewindow""MrHolmeshaditputuptherethreedaysagoWe'vegotsomethingfunnybehindit"BillyadvancedanddrewawaythedraperywhichscreenedthealcoveofthebowwindowDrWatsoncouldnotrestrainacryofamazementTherewasafacsimileofhisoldfriend,dressinggownandall,thefaceturnedthreequarterstowardsthewindowanddownward,asthoughreadinganinvisiblebook,whilethebodywassunkdeepinanarmchairBillydetachedtheheadandhelditintheair"Weputitatdifferentangles,sothatitmayseemmorelifelikeIwouldn'tdaretouchitiftheblindwerenotdownButwhenit'supyoucanseethisfromacrosstheway""Weusedsomethingofthesortoncebefore""Beforemytime,"saidBillyHedrewthewindowcurtainsapartandlookedoutintothestreet"TherearefolkwhowatchusfromoveryonderIcanseeafellownowatthewindowHavealookforyourself"Watsonhadtakenastepforwardwhenthebedroomdooropened,andthelong,thinformofHolmesemerged,hisfacepaleanddrawn,buthisstepandbearingasactiveaseverWithasinglespringhewasatthewindow,andhaddrawntheblindoncemore"Thatwilldo,Billy,"saidhe"Youwereindangerofyourlifethen,myboy,andIcan'tdowithoutyoujustyetWell,Watson,itisgoodtoseeyouinyouroldquartersonceagainYoucomeatacriticalmoment""SoIgather""Youcango,BillyThatboyisaproblem,WatsonHowfaramIjustifiedinallowinghimtobeindanger""Dangerofwhat,Holmes""OfsuddendeathI'mexpectingsomethingthisevening""Expectingwhat""Tobemurdered,Watson""No,no,youarejoking,Holmes!""EvenmylimitedsenseofhumourcouldevolveabetterjokethanthatButwemaybecomfortableinthemeantime,maywenotIsalcoholpermittedThegasogeneandcigarsareintheoldplaceLetmeseeyouoncemoreinthecustomaryarmchairYouhavenot,Ihope,learnedtodespisemypipeandmylamentabletobaccoIthastotaketheplaceoffoodthesedays""Butwhynoteat""BecausethefacultiesbecomerefinedwhenyoustarvethemWhy,surely,asadoctor,mydearWatson,youmustadmitthatwhatyourdigestiongainsinthewayofbloodsupplyissomuchlosttothebrainIamabrain,WatsonTherestofmeisamereappendixTherefore,itisthebrainImustconsider""Butthisdanger,Holmes""Ahyes,incaseitshouldcomeoff,itwouldperhapsbeaswellthatyoushouldburdenyourmemorywiththenameandaddressofthemurdererYoucangiveittoScotlandYard,withmyloveandapartingblessingSylviusisthenameCountNegrettoSylviusWriteitdown,man,writeitdown!MoorsideGardens,NWGotit"Watson'shonestfacewastwitchingwithanxietyHeknewonlytoowelltheimmenseriskstakenbyHolmesandwaswellawarethatwhathesaidwasmorelikelytobeunderstatementthanexaggerationWatsonwasalwaysthemanofaction,andherosetotheoccasion"Countmein,HolmesIhavenothingtodoforadayortwo""Yourmoralsdon'timprove,WatsonYouhaveaddedfibbingtoyourothervicesYoubeareverysignofthebusymedicalman,withcallsonhimeveryhour""NotsuchimportantonesButcan'tyouhavethisfellowarrested""Yes,Watson,IcouldThat'swhatworrieshimso""Butwhydon'tyou""BecauseIdon'tknowwherethediamondis""Ah!BillytoldmethemissingCrownjewel!""Yes,thegreatyellowMazarinstoneI'vecastmynetandIhavemyfishButIhavenotgotthestoneWhatistheuseoftakingthemWecanmaketheworldabetterplacebylayingthembytheheelsButthatisnotwhatIamoutforIt'sthestoneIwant""AndisthisCountSylviusoneofyourfish""Yes,andhe'sasharkHebitesTheotherisSamMertontheboxerNotabadfellow,Sam,buttheCounthasusedhimSam'snotasharkHeisagreatbigsillybullheadedgudgeonButheisfloppingaboutinmynetallthesame""WhereisthisCountSylvius""I'vebeenathisveryelbowallthemorningYou'veseenmeasanoldlady,WatsonIwasnevermoreconvincingHeactuallypickedupmyparasolformeonce'Byyourleave,madame,'saidhehalfltalian,youknow,andwiththeSoutherngracesofmannerwheninthemood,butadevilincarnateintheothermoodLifeisfullofwhimsicalhappenings,Watson""Itmighthavebeentragedy""Well,perhapsitmightIfollowedhimtooldStraubenzee'sworkshopintheMinoriesStraubenzeemadetheairgunaveryprettybitofwork,asIunderstand,andIratherfancyitisintheoppositewindowatthepresentmomentHaveyouseenthedummyOfcourse,BillyshowedittoyouWell,itmaygetabulletthroughitsbeautifulheadatanymomentAh,Billy,whatisit"TheboyhadreappearedintheroomwithacarduponatrayHolmesglancedatitwithraisedeyebrowsandanamusedsmile"ThemanhimselfIhadhardlyexpectedthisGraspthenettle,Watson!AmanofnervePossiblyyouhaveheardofhisreputationasashooterofbiggameItwouldindeedbeatriumphantendingtohisexcellentsportingrecordifheaddedmetohisbagThisisaproofthathefeelsmytoeveryclosebehindhisheel""Sendforthepolice""IprobablyshallButnotjustyetWouldyouglancecarefullyoutofthewindow,Watson,andseeifanyoneishangingaboutinthestreet"Watsonlookedwarilyroundtheedgeofthecurtain"Yes,thereisoneroughfellownearthedoor""ThatwillbeSamMertonthefaithfulbutratherfatuousSamWhereisthisgentleman,Billy""Inthewaitingroom,sir""ShowhimupwhenIring""Yes,sir""IfIamnotintheroom,showhiminallthesame""Yes,sir"Watsonwaiteduntilthedoorwasclosed,andthenheturnedearnestlytohiscompanion"Lookhere,Holmes,thisissimplyimpossibleThisisadesperateman,whosticksatnothingHemayhavecometomurderyou""Ishouldnotbesurprised""Iinsistuponstayingwithyou""Youwouldbehorriblyintheway""Inhisway""No,mydearfellowinmyway""Well,Ican'tpossiblyleaveyou""Yes,youcan,WatsonAndyouwill,foryouhaveneverfailedtoplaythegameIamsureyouwillplayittotheendThismanhascomeforhisownpurpose,buthemaystayformine"Holmestookouthisnotebookandscribbledafewlines"TakeacabtoScotlandYardandgivethistoYoughaloftheCIDComebackwiththepoliceThefellow'sarrestwillfollow""I'lldothatwithjoy"BeforeyoureturnImayhavejusttimeenoughtofindoutwherethestoneis"Hetouchedthebell"IthinkwewillgooutthroughthebedroomThissecondexitisexceedinglyusefulIratherwanttoseemysharkwithouthisseeingme,andIhave,asyouwillremember,myownwayofdoingit"Itwas,therefore,anemptyroomintowhichBilly,aminutelater,usheredCountSylviusThefamousgameshot,sportsman,andmanabouttownwasabig,swarthyfellow,withaformidabledarkmoustacheshadingacruel,thinlippedmouth,andsurmountedbyalong,curvednoselikethebeakofaneagleHewaswelldressed,buthisbrilliantnecktie,shiningpin,andglitteringringswereflamboyantintheireffectAsthedoorclosedbehindhimhelookedroundhimwithfierce,startledeyes,likeonewhosuspectsatrapateveryturnThenhegaveaviolentstartashesawtheimpassiveheadandthecollarofthedressinggownwhichprojectedabovethearmchairinthewindowAtfirsthisexpressionwasoneofpureamazementThenthelightofahorriblehopegleamedinhisdark,murderouseyesHetookonemoreglanceroundtoseethattherewerenowitnesses,andthen,ontiptoe,histhickstickhalfraised,heapproachedthesilentfigureHewascrouchingforhisfinalspringandblowwhenacool,sardonicvoicegreetedhimfromtheopenbedroomdoor:"Don'tbreakit,Count!Don'tbreakit!"Theassassinstaggeredback,amazementinhisconvulsedfaceForaninstanthehalfraisedhisloadedcaneoncemore,asifhewouldturnhisviolencefromtheeffigytotheoriginalbuttherewassomethinginthatsteadygrayeyeandmockingsmilewhichcausedhishandtosinktohisside"It'saprettylittlething,"saidHolmes,advancingtowardstheimage"Tavernier,theFrenchmodeller,madeitHeisasgoodatwaxworksasyourfriendStraubenzeeisatairguns""Airguns,sir!Whatdoyoumean""PutyourhatandstickonthesidetableThankyou!PraytakeaseatWouldyoucaretoputyourrevolveroutalsoOh,verygood,ifyouprefertosituponitYourvisitisreallymostopportune,forIwantedbadlytohaveafewminutes'chatwithyou"TheCountscowled,withheavy,threateningeyebrows"I,too,wishedtohavesomewordswithyou,HolmesThatiswhyIamhereIwon'tdenythatIintendedtoassaultyoujustnow"Holmesswunghislegontheedgeofthetable"Irathergatheredthatyouhadsomeideaofthesortinyourhead,"saidhe"Butwhythesepersonalattentions""BecauseyouhavegoneoutofyourwaytoannoymeBecauseyouhaveputyourcreaturesuponmytrack""Mycreatures!Iassureyouno!""Nonsense!IhavehadthemfollowedTwocanplayatthatgame,Holmes""Itisasmallpoint,CountSylvius,butperhapsyouwouldkindlygivememyprefixwhenyouaddressmeYoucanunderstandthat,withmyroutineofwork,Ishouldfindmyselfonfamiliartermswithhalftherogues'gallery,andyouwillagreethatexceptionsareinvidious""Well,MrHolmes,then""Excellent!ButIassureyouyouaremistakenaboutmyallegedagents"CountSylviuslaughedcontemptuously"OtherpeoplecanobserveaswellasyouYesterdaytherewasanoldsportingmanTodayitwasanelderlywomanTheyheldmeinviewallday""Really,sir,youcomplimentmeOldBaronDowsonsaidthenightbeforehewashangedthatinmycasewhatthelawhadgainedthestagehadlostAndnowyougivemylittleimpersonationsyourkindlypraise""Itwasyouyouyourself"Holmesshruggedhisshoulders"YoucanseeinthecornertheparasolwhichyousopolitelyhandedtomeintheMinoriesbeforeyoubegantosuspect""IfIhadknown,youmightnever""HaveseenthishumblehomeagainIwaswellawareofitWeallhaveneglectedopportunitiestodeploreAsithappens,youdidnotknow,sohereweare!"TheCount'sknottedbrowsgatheredmoreheavilyoverhismenacingeyes"WhatyousayonlymakesthematterworseItwasnotyouragentsbutyourplayacting,busybodyself!YouadmitthatyouhavedoggedmeWhy""Comenow,CountYouusedtoshootlionsinAlgeria""Well""Butwhy""WhyThesporttheexcitementthedanger!""And,nodoubt,tofreethecountryfromapest""Exactly!""Myreasonsinanutshell!"TheCountsprangtohisfeet,andhishandinvoluntarilymovedbacktohishippocket"Sitdown,sir,sitdown!Therewasanother,morepractical,reasonIwantthatyellowdiamond!"CountSylviuslaybackinhischairwithanevilsmile"Uponmyword!"saidhe"YouknewthatIwasafteryouforthatTherealreasonwhyyouareheretonightistofindouthowmuchIknowaboutthematterandhowfarmyremovalisabsolutelyessentialWell,Ishouldsaythat,fromyourpointofview,itisabsolutelyessential,forIknowallaboutit,saveonlyonething,whichyouareabouttotellme""Oh,indeed!Andpray,whatisthismissingfact""WheretheCrowndiamondnowis"TheCountlookedsharplyathiscompanion"Oh,youwanttoknowthat,doyouHowthedevilshouldIbeabletotellyouwhereitis""Youcan,andyouwill""Indeed!""Youcan'tbluffme,CountSylvius"Holmes'seyes,ashegazedathim,contractedandlighteneduntiltheywereliketwomenacingpointsofsteel"YouareabsoluteplateglassIseetotheverybackofyourmind""Then,ofcourse,youseewherethediamondis!"Holmesclappedhishandswithamusement,andthenpointedaderisivefinger"ThenyoudoknowYouhaveadmittedit!""Iadmitnothing""Now,Count,ifyouwillbereasonablewecandobusinessIfnot,youwillgethurt"CountSylviusthrewuphiseyestotheceiling"Andyoutalkaboutbluff!"saidheHolmeslookedathimthoughtfullylikeamasterchessplayerwhomeditateshiscrowningmoveThenhethrewopenthetabledraweranddrewoutasquatnotebook"DoyouknowwhatIkeepinthisbook""No,sir,Idonot!""You!""Me!""Yes,sir,you!Youareallhereeveryactionofyorvileanddangerouslife""Damnyou,Holmes!"criedtheCountwithblazingeyes"Therearelimitstomypatience!""It'sallhere,CountTherealfactsastothedeathofoldMrsHarold,wholeftyoutheBlymerestate,whichyousorapidlygambledaway""Youaredreaming!""AndthecompletelifehistoryofMissMinnieWarrender""Tut!Youwillmakenothingofthat!""Plentymorehere,Co

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