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- Its outrages were usually preceded by a warning sent to the marked man in some fantastic but generally recognised shape—a sprig of oak-leaves in some parts, melon seeds or orange pips in others.Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (77% in)
- It was dated at midnight of the preceding night and ran in this way: "MY DEAR MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES,—You really did it very well.Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (93% in)
- It was dated from Montague Place upon the preceding evening, and ran thus: "DEAR MR. HOLMES:—I am very anxious to consult you as to whether I should or should not accept a situation which has been offered to me as governess.Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (8% in)
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