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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • I trust that I am not more dense than my neighbours, but I was always oppressed with a sense of my own stupidity in my dealings with Sherlock Holmes.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • On entering his room, I found Holmes in animated conversation with two men, one of whom I recognised as Peter Jones, the official police agent, while the other was a long, thin, sad-faced man, with a very shiny hat and oppressively respectable frock-coat.  (not reviewed by editor)

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