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His Last Bow (Sherlock Holmes, #8) His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle
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“Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons, with the greatest for the last.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“There's an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it's God's own wind none the less and a cleaner, better stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“His incredible untidiness, his addiction to music at strange hours, his occasional revolver practice within doors, his weird and often malodorous scientific experiments, and the atmosphere of violence and danger which hung around him made him the very worst tenant in London.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“He seems to have declared war on the King’s English as well as on the English king.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing age. There's an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it's God's own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“You know,' I answered, with some emotion, for I had never seen so much of Holmes' heart before, 'that it is my greatest joy and privilege to help you.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“What object is served by this circle of misery and violence and fear? It must tend to some end, or else our universe is ruled by chance, which is unthinkable. But what end? There is the great standing perennial problem to which human reason is as far from an answer as ever.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“Though unmusical, German is the most expressive of all languages,”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“(...) We are bound to go.”
My answer was to rise from the table.
“You are right, Holmes. We are bound to go.”
He sprang up and shook me by the hand.
“I knew you would not shrink at the last,” said he, and for a moment I saw something in his eyes which was nearer to tenderness than I had ever seen. The next instant he was his masterful, practical self once more.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“All other men are specialists, but his specialism is omniscience.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“How do you know that?"
"I followed you."
"I saw no one."
"That is what you may expect to see when I follow you.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“This great and sombre stage is set for something
more worthy than that,” said he. “It is fortunate
for this community that I am not a criminal.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
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“There have,” said I, “been numerous petty thefts.”
Holmes snorted his contempt.
“This great and sombre stage is set for something more worthy than that,” said he. “It is fortunate for this community that I am not a criminal.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing age.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“It would be superfluous to drive us mad, my dear Watson," said he. "A candid observer would certainly declare that we were so already before we embarked upon so wild an experiment.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“I suppose, Watson, we must look upon you as a man of letters,” said he. “How do you define the word ‘grotesque’?”
   “Strange—remarkable,” I suggested.
   He shook his head at my definition.
   “There is surely something more than that,” said he; “some underlying suggestion of the tragic and the terrible. If you cast your mind back to some of those narratives with which you have afflicted a long-suffering public, you will recognize how of- ten the grotesque has deepened into the criminal.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes
“It was nine o'clock at night upon the second of August - the most terrible August in the history of the world.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“By all means."
"The first three sensible words that you have uttered since you entered this room, Watson”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“Kāda gan tam ir nozīme, Vatson? - Holmss nopietni teica, nolikdams papīra lapu. - Kāds mērķis ir sasniegts ar šo bēdu, varmācības un šausmu apli? Tam ir jāvirzās uz kaut kādu mērķi, jo pretējā gadījumā taču pār mūsu pasauli valda nejaušība, kas ir neiedomājami. Bet uz kādu mērķi? Tas, lūk, ir pastāvīgais, mūžīgais jautājums, uz kuru cilvēka saprāts vēl joprojām nav spējis sniegt atbildi.”
Arturs Konans Doils, His Last Bow
“But you, Holmes-you have changed very little-save for that horrible goatee."
"These are the sacrifices one makes for one's country, Watson," said Holmes, pulling at his little tuft. "To-morrow it will be but a dreadful memory.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“La educación no termina nunca, Watson. Es una serie de lecciones, de las cuales las más instructivas son las últimas.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“Esta vez, Watson, califíqueme en su relato como de burro completo.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“Él las detestaba y desconfiaba de ellas, pero era siempre un adversario caballeroso.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow
“Brisa del mar, sol y paciencia, Watson; todo se andará.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, His Last Bow