The Return of Sherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes Quotes
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Lies and Deceit Quotes
"I owe you many apologies, my dear Watson, but it was all-important that it should be thought I was dead, and it is quite certain that you would not have written so convincing an account of my unha...
Justice and Judgment Quotes
"But, meanwhile, you have time to make some small reparation for the injury you have wrought. Are you aware that Mrs. Hilton Cubitt has herself lain under grave suspicion of murder [...]? [....] Th...
With a confused brain, but with a heart into which some warmth of hope was returning, I accompanied my friend in a walk round the garden. (Norwood Builder.150)
Respect and Reputation Quotes
"At last, when you had all formed your inevitable and totally erroneous conclusions, you departed for the hotel, and I was left alone." (Empty House.1.32)
Foreignness and 'the Other' Quotes
"My mother and I were left without relations in the world except for one uncle, Ralph Smith who went to Africa twenty-five years ago, and we have never had a word from him since." (Solitary Cyclist...
Language and Communication Quotes
"The police believe that they have evidence in their possession which supplies a very convincing motive for the crime, and altogether it cannot be doubted that sensational developments will follow....
With the brow of a philosopher above and the jaw of a sensualist below, the man must have started with great capacities for good or for evil. But one could not look upon his cruel blue eyes [...] a...
All day I turned these facts over in my mind, endeavouring to hit some theory which could reconcile them all, and to find that line of least resistance which my poor friend had declared to be the s...
"Well, well, I must not be selfish," said he, with a smile, as he pushed back his chair from the break-fast table. "The community is certainly the gainer, and no one the loser, save the poor out-of...
So far as they knew, there had never been any quarrel between husband and wife. They had always looked upon them as a very united couple. (Dancing Men.113)