The Return of Sherlock Holmes
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes Marriage Quotes
How we cite our quotes: Citations follow this format: (Story.Paragraph) or (Story.Section.Paragraph) if applicable.
"Surely your wife knew?"
"No, sir. I had said nothing to my wife until I missed the papers this morning."
The Premier nodded approvingly. (Second Stain.18-20)
The Premier definitely comes off as full of it here, since he "approves" of how Hope kept professional secrets from his wife, for security purposes. Granted, this was probably a good move considering he was married to Lady Hilda, but this little scene indicates how marriage was often not really a union between equals in this era, when women were generally seen as "lesser" than men.