The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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You may remember the old Persian saying, ‘There is danger for him who taketh the tiger cub, and danger also for whoso snatches a delusion from a woman.’ There is as much sense in Hafiz as in Horace, and as much knowledge of the world.”
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Singularity is almost invariably a clue. The more featureless and commonplace a crime is, the more difficult it is to bring it home.
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“Well, moonshine is a brighter thing than fog,”
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as I said then, that a man should keep his little brain-attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library, where he can get it if he wants it.
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“My God! It’s Watson,” said he. He was in a pitiable state of reaction, with every nerve in a twitter.
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An interesting early use of @Twitter...
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I should be very much obliged if you would slip your revolver into your pocket. An Eley’s No. 2 is an excellent argument with gentlemen who can twist steel pokers into knots. That and a tooth-brush are, I think, all that we need.”
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magnifying lens.
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Chris Aldrich
First reference to Holmes with a magnifying lens in print that I've seen.