"What a woman—oh, what a woman!" cried the King of Bohemia, when we had all three read this epistle.
"Here is a very fashionable epistle," I remarked as he entered.
"It is dated from Grosvenor Mansions, written with a quill pen, and the noble lord has had the misfortune to get a smear of ink upon the outer side of his right little finger," remarked Holmes as he folded up the epistle.
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The Epistle of James advises: "Confess your sins to one another, that you may be healed."
The king read the letter, which he supposed was a loving and tender epistle La Valliere had destined for him.