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The Red Headed League (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, #2) The Red Headed League by Arthur Conan Doyle
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“There are always some lunatics about. It would be a dull world without them.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League
“My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplaces of existence. These little problems help me to do so.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League
“It is quite a three pipe problem, and I beg that you won't speak to me for fifty minutes.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League
“Beyond the obvious facts that he has at some time done manual labour, that he takes snuff, that he is a Freemason, that he has been in China, and that he has done a considerable amount of writing lately, I can deduce nothing else.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League
“You will remember that I remarked the other day, just before we went into the very simple problem presented by Miss Mary Sutherland, that for strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.”

“A proposition which I took the liberty of doubting.”

“You did, Doctor, but none the less you must come round to my view, for otherwise I shall keep on piling fact upon fact on you until your reason breaks down under them and acknowledges me to be right.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League
“Omne ignotum pro magnifico.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League
“It is introspective, and I want to introspect.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League
“I observe that there is a good deal of German music on the programme, which is rather more to my taste than Italian or French. It is introspective, and I want to introspect.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League
“The swing of his nature took him from extreme languor to devouring energy; and as I knew well, he was never so truly formidable as when, for days on end, he had been lounging in his armchair amid his improvisations and his black-letter editions. Then it was that the lust of the chase would suddenly come upon him, and that his brilliant reasoning power would rise to the level of intuition, until those who were unacquainted with his methods would look askance at him as on a man whose knowledge was not that of other mortals. When I saw him that afternoon so enwrapped in the music of St. James's Hall I felt that an evil time might be coming upon those whom he had set himself to hunt down.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League
“Sherlock Holmes and I surveyed this curt announcement and the rueful face behind it, until the comical side of the affair so completely overtopped every other consideration that we both burst out into a roar of laughter.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League
“Se trata del proceso de separación de los Dundas [...]. El marido era abstemio, no existía otra mujer, y el comportamiento del que se quejaba la esposa consistía en que el marido había adquirido la costumbre de rematar todas sus comidas quitándose la dentadura postiza y arrojándosela a su esposa, lo cual, estará usted de acuerdo, no es la clase de acto que se le suele ocurrir a un novelista corriente.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League
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“The following is a list of the characters from this Chinese story followed by their corresponding English names from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original Sherlock Holmes story. The names below are not translations, they are new Chinese names used for the Chinese versions of the original characters. Think of them as all-new characters in a”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and the Red-Headed League
“was a bustling center of commerce and western influence in pre-modern China. Today it is the center of business in modern day China.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and the Red-Headed League
“一个星期五的上午,天气很好。高明一边吃早饭一边看那天的报纸[1],可是他觉得很没意思,因为他很长时间没有处理[2]案子[3]了。 赵亮不想看报纸, 他想一个人出去走走。中午,赵亮回来的时候,看到高明在跟一个男人说话。现在,高明看起来很高兴,话很多,跟上午很不一样[4]。赵亮又看了一下那个男人,不高,有点儿胖,最有意思[5]的是,他的头发[6]是卷的。“头发这么卷的男人,我从来没有[7]看到过。有意思!”赵亮想。”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and the Red-Headed League
“This story is an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 1891 Sherlock Holmes story, "The Red-Headed League." This Mandarin Companion graded reader has been adapted into a fully localized Chinese version of the original story. The characters have been given authentic Chinese names as opposed to transliterations of English names,”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and the Red-Headed League
“El hombre no es nada, la obra lo es todo.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Red Headed League