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The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Return of Sherlock Holmes

by

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Return of Sherlock Holmes Language and Communication Quotes

How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Story.Paragraph) or (Story.Section.Paragraph) if applicable.

Quote #10

"I've got my facts pretty clear," said Stanley Hopkins. "All I want now is to know what they all mean. The story, so far as I can make it out, is like this." (Pince-Nez.19)

Hopkins basically sums up detective work in a nutshell here. Detective work is about gathering facts and then crafting a coherent story out of them. This is also what Watson himself does as a writer, which sets up an interesting link between him and Holmes.

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