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The AdventureNOv Adventure NO VI VICopyright of f Black Peter PeterI PeterBY I I IBy
By Sir A Conan Con n Doyle I I
Copyright IOCS 1O by A Conan Doyle and Colliers Weekly
Copyright 1805 by McClure Phillips Co Cov
v I
HAVE never known my myfriend myIT myfriend
friend to be in better form formboth formboth formboth
both mental and physical physicalthan physicalthaT physicalthan
than in the year ear 95 His Hisincreasing Hisinere Hisincreasing
increasing inere slng fame hadbrought
brought with it an imnn im immense imnns ¬
mense nn nse practice and 1 1should 1should 1should
should be guilty of an in inidentity indlscntion
dis dlscntion + retion If I wer were even to hint at the theidentity thljtjPlltity
identity of some of the illustrious cli clicnts clie Ii
cnts 4 e nt rats who wh crossed cn Med our humble threshold thresholdin
in Baker street Holmes however like liketil likeILlJ liketall
tall til great artists lived for his arts sake sakfin sakeAnd
nn And l save in the case of the Duke of ofXIoMernesee ofrInlJprneH6e of3loldernesee
XIoMernesee i have seldom known knownJiiiTi knownrlrn knownhhra
JiiiTi rlrn claim any large reward for his ins in inestimable inslimable ¬
estimable s services So unworldly vas waslira wa vasJj
lira Jj 1 < > or so 8 capricious capridousthat that he frequently frequentlyj
j + fused hi his help to the powerful and andv and1thy andrlthy
v oalthy 1thy where the problem made no nonppeal nonppai nonr
nppeal nr peal to his sympathies while he hovould heollld
vould 1 = ollld devote weeks of most intense intenser intensefIJiatlorto intensepiliatiortto
r pjliatiorTto the affairs of some hum humbTf humbT humble
bTf bT > client whose case presented those thoseftmnge thosctrange thosea
ftmnge a and dramatic qualities which whicha whichPPNtied whichppealed
a ppoaled to his imagination and chal chal3fngfd chalIf challrnged
3fngfd If ngpd his Ingenuity IngenuityIn
In I + thiH thi 4 memorable year ear 95 a curious curiousrul curIousTot curlousr
rul Tot r nd incongruous succession of ease casesgad easelnJ
lnJ gad 1 d engaged Pflgagf > hi hui attention ranging rungh rangingfrnm Ig Ig3rfJn
3 3rfJn > oin his hi famous investigation inve Ug tion of the thoi thrf1I111n
i olden death < of Cardinal Toscu Toscaen 011 n in iniiry incJlr
cJlr iiry which wascarried out by b him at attiic att11 attie
tie rxpress fXIr desire of His Holiness the thej th thnrpdown theoredown
j > opp nrpdown down to the arrest of Wilsonthe Wilson Wilsonthe VUson1h
the 1h notorious canarytrainer which whl whichr < h hIlIHpd
T moved a plague plaguespot > spot from the east eastfiil eastc
fiil c d of Loudon Close on the heels of ofthese ofthese
1 these two famous cases came the trag tragrly tragclv
< rly 01 of Woodmans Lee and the very verycbsiire verychi en enChU1C
chi cbsiire 1110 circumstances which surround surrounded ¬
ed 1 the th death of Captain Peter Carey CareyHlolmes Care Carer Careye
r e record of th the doings of 11 Sherlock ShrlockJloh1HN Sherlock3lolmes
Hlolmes would be complete which did didj
j it + t include some ome account of this very veryunusual Yel Yelunusual veryunusual
unusual affairIrving affair affairDuring affairT
During T > uring the th first week we < > k of July my myfriend myfrilId mySriend
friend had been be < > n absent so often and andSo ando andin
So o Imig from our lodging that I knew knewJT knewp knewlr
JT p had something on hand The fact factthat fuetthat factthat
that several eeri roughlooking men called calledduring calledduring calledlilting
during that time and inquired for Cap Caplain Captain up
lain 1 aln Basil made me understand that thatJloJmos thatJloIJl1 thatIoluws
JloJmos JloIJl1 > s was working somewhere sOI1lPh < > r < > under undercrif underCI1
crif CI1 ne of the > numerous disguises di guil5fs and andamcs andl
3 amcs with which he h concealed life lifeov hnOY hihev
ov u formidible identity ideutit He had at atleast atast atcast
least cast five small refuges In different differentrarts differentrarts differentcarts
rarts of London in which he wa was able ableto ableto ableto
to change his personality pers nality He said saidii
ii 1 > thing of his business to me lU and it itv itas ita
v as a not my habit to force a conference conferenceTh
Th first positive sign which he gave gavein gayCV gaveMt
in Mt V of the direction which his investi investigation investiahon investigation ¬
gation ahon was taking was an extraordin extraordinary ¬
irS ry one He had gone out before beforelrNtkfast beforel
1 reakfast and I had sat down to mine minev minehfn
v hf hen n he strode into the room his hat hatvnon hatpfln hatupon
upon pfln his head and a huge barbedvaded barbed b rbed rbedt
3 adPd t > spear tucked like an umbrella umbrellavnder umbrellatj
vnder t + lder tj r his arm armGood ar111Good armGood
Good gracious Holmes 1 cried criedlou criedlou criedIou
lou dont mean to say that you have have1pen hayelfpn
1 1pen Fen walking about London with that thatthnsr thatthtn3 thatth
thnsr thnsrT th + ng ngi
T drove to the butchers and back backThe backoThf
7 oThf The > butchers butchersAnd butchersAnd butchersAnd
And I I return with an excellentanlhtrte excellent excellentap excellentap4JMrteTh apr aprq
+ 4JMrteTh q lhtrte tite There re can be no tiuestlbrQ que Ub 1 my myipjr niy niylei 1Y
< lei ipjr 1 r Watson V t n of the value of exercise exerciselipfore exerciselwfore exercisebefore
before breakfast But I am prepared preparedbet
tt > bet you that you will not guess guessth guessth guessPi
th form that my exercise hits h taken takenI x xI
I will r ill not attempt it itHe itlIt ItHe
He chuckled as he poured out the thec theffec
c c > ffe ff ffec ffecIf pO pOIf v vIf
If you ou could have looked into Al All
1 11 ivlyees ses es back shop you ou would have haver haveNn haveicii
icii r Nn > cn a dead pig swung from a hook in inlUf in1lf intt
lUf tt ceiling and a gentleman in his hisfhirt hIsto hisshirt
shirt to sleeves furiously stabbing at it itT itlt11 i ir t
T lt11 th this weapon I was 8S that energetic energeticjrson energetic1on
jrson a 1on and I have have satisfied myself 1I 3rseit that thatl
1 l y no exertion of my nt strength can I Itiaisfix 1l Ituisfix
tiaisfix l 1tISfix the pig with a single blowerhaps blow blowJeihaps blowJprhtps
Jeihaps erhaps you would care to try tryNot tryot tryNot
Not ot for worlds But why wh are you youi youdmi ou ouI
dmi < i < vi 11 Z this thisBecause thisBptause thisBecause
Because it seemed to me to have an anilireet anj
ilireet j Brest bearing upon the mystery o ooodmans of ofWoodmans ofn1dmaus f ft
Woodmans Lee Ah Hopkins I I got gotUr tmtUt go goUr t
> Ur wire last night and I have been beent
t xr xpetling cps < ting you Come and join us usuir usIlur usour
+ Ilur our visitor was an exceedingly alert alertjin alertin alern t
jin n in thirty thirt years ear8 of age dressed ininlet in a aquirt aHipt
quirt Hipt tweed suit but retaining the er err ert
r t bearing of one who was accustomed accustomedofficial acuston1edofficial accustomedofficial
> official uniform I recognised him himt
j t once nll < e HX Stanley Hopkins a young youngj youngTice
j Tice ilito 11 jp inspector for whose future futureHolmes futureJlnlmf futureIlolmes
Holmes > S had high h h hopes hop while he in intiru intUlI h ht t
tiru t u + i professed the admiration and re reel reof res ¬
el s ft t of a pupil for the scientific meth
We Watched Him r he e re returned ned with a large bOO book bookw
u u uu
ods of the famous amateur Hopkins Hopkinsbrow Hopkinsbrow Hopkinsbrow
brow was clouded and he sat down downwith douwith downwith
with an air of deep > dejection dejectionNo dejectionuNo
uNo No thank you sir I breakfasted breakfastedbefore bleakfastpbefore breakfastedbefore
before I cam camp round I spent the night nightin nightin
in town for I came up yesterday e terda to re report report report ¬
port portuAnd >
And what had you to report reportFailure reportFailure 1 1i
Failure i sir absolute failure failureYou failureYou failureYou
You have made no progressNone progress progressNone progressNone
None NoneDear NoneuDear NoneDear
Dear me I must have a look at atthe atthe atthe
the matter matterI
u1 I wish to Heavens that tha t you would wouldMr wouldMr wouldMr
Mr Holmes Its my first big chance chanceand chanceand chanceand
and I am at my wits end For good goodness goodness goodness
ness sake s ke come down and lend me a ahand ahand ahand
hand handWell
Well well it just happens that Ihave I Ihave Ilave
have lave already alread read all the available evi evidence
dence including the report of the in inquest inquest inquest
quest with some care By B the wa wawhat waywhat way waywhat
what do you QU make of that tobaccopouch tobacco tobaccopouch tobaccopouch
pouch found on the scene of the crime crimeIs
Is there no clue there thereHopkins thereHopkins thereHopkins
Hopkins looked surprised surprisedIt surpriseIt
It was the mans own pouch sirnHisiritials sir sirHis sirHi8in
nHisiritials His Hi8in Jnitfajg i were we e inside it And it wasof was wasofVealskifi
er ofVealskifi of kealskinarid sealskln arid nd he was an old seal sealer sealer sealer ¬ I
But he he had no pipeNo pipe pipe1No I Io
No o sir 11 we we couldfind cou could find Jnd no pipe In Indeed 1ndeed Indeed
deed hp smoked 1mokedyery > yery llttlo lIttl and yet yethe yethe ret rethe
he might have ve kept some tobacco for forhis forhis forhis
his friends friendsNo friendsNo friendsNo
No doubt I only mention it be because because because ¬
cause if I had been handling the case caseI
I should have been inclined to makethat make makethat makethat
that a starting point of my m investiga investigation Inestigation investigation ¬
tion However my m friend Dr Watson Watsonknows Watsonknows latson latsonknows
knows nothing of this matter and I Ishould Ishould
should be none the worse for hearing hearingthe hearingthe hearingthe
the sequence of events once more Just Justgive Justgive Justgive
give us some short sketches of the es essentials essentials essentlals ¬
sentials sentialsStanley sentlalsStanley
I IStanl6
Stanley Hopkins drew a slip of paper paperfrom paperfrom paperfrom
from his pocket pocketI
I have havea a few dates here which willgive will willgive willgive
give you the career of the dead man manCaptain manCaptain manCaptain
Captain Peter Carey Care He was born in inMS in45fifty
MS 45fifty fifty years of age He was p a most mostdaring m08tdaring mostdaring
daring and successful seal and whale whalefisher whalefisher whalefisher
fisher In 1SS3 18Sfhe he commanded the steam steamsealer steamscaler
sealer Sea Unicorn of Dundee He Hehad Hehad
had then had several successful voy voyages voyages voyages ¬
ages in succession and a nd in the follow following followIng following ¬
ing year eur 18S4 he retired After that thathe thathe thathe
he traveled for some years ears and finally
he bought a small place called Wood Woodmans Woodmans VoodI ¬
mans Lee near Forest Row in Sussex SussexThere SussexThere
I There he has lived IIn d for six years ears and andthere andthere andthere
there he died a week eek ago today
There were some most singular
points about the man In ordinary life lifehe 1If 1Ifhe lifehe
he was a n strict Puritan Puritana a silent silentgloomy siItntgloomy silentgloomy
gloomy fellow His household consist consisted consisted consisted ¬
ed of his wife his daughter aged agedtwenty agedtwent agedtwenty
twenty twent and two female servants servantsThese servantsThese servantsThese
These last were continually chang changiug changing ¬
ing for it was never a a very ery cheery cheerysituation cheeryituation cheerysituation
situation and sometimes 8 it became becamepast becamepast becamepast
past all bearing The man was an in intermittent intermittent intermittent ¬
termittent drunkard and When hen he had hadthe hadthe hadthe
the fit on him he was a a perfect fiend fiendHe fiendHe fiendHe
He has been known to drive his wife wifeand wifeand wifeand
and daughter out of doors in the mid middle middle middie ¬
dle of the night and flog them through throughthe
the park until the whole village out outside outside outside ¬
side the gates w was aroused a by their theirscreams theirscreams theirscreams
screams screamsHe screamsHe screamslie
He was summoned once for a sav savage savage savage ¬
age assault upon the old vicar who whohad whohad whohad
had called upon him to remonstrate remonstratewith remonstratewith remonstratewith
with him upon his conduct In shortMr short shortMr
Mr 11 Holmes you ou would go far before beforeou
> ou found a more dangerous dan eroU8 man than thanPeter thanPeter thanPeter
Peter Carey and I have heard that he hebore hebore hebore
bore the same character when he com commanded commanded commanded ¬
manded his ship He was known in inthe inthe inthe
the trade as Black Peter and the name namewas namewas namewas
was given him not only on account of ofhis oftis ofhis
his swarthy featuresand features jUld the th color of ofhis ofhis ofhis
his huge beard but for the humours humourswhich humourshlch humourswhich
which hlch were the terror of all around aroundhim aroundhim aroundhim
him I need not say that he wasloathed wasloathed was wasloathed
loathed and avoided by every one of ofhis ofhis ofhis
his neighbors and that I have not notheard notheard notheard
heard one single word of sorrow about abouthis abouthis abouthis
his terrible end endYou endYou endYou
You must have read in the account accountof
of the inquest about the mans cabin cabinMr cabinllr cabinMr
Mr Holmes but perhaps your your friend friendhere friendhere friendhere
here has not heard of it He had built builthimself builthimself builthimself
himself a woodan outhous outhouserrhe outhous be always alwayscalled alwa alwayscalled s scalJed
called it the cabin cabina a a few f w hundred hundredyards hundredards hundredyards
yards ards from his houseand house an and i it was here herethat heretha herethat
that tha t he slept every nighC night It was a alittle alittle alittle
little single roomed hut sixteen 5i teen feet feetby feetby feetby
by ten He kept the key in his pocket pocketmade pocketmade pocketmade
made his own bed cleaned it himself himselfand himselfand himselfand
and allowed no other foot to cross the thethreshold thethreshold thethreshold
threshold There are small windows windowson
on each side which were covered by bycurtains bycurtains bycurtains
curtains and never never opened One O e of ofthese ofthese ofthese
these windows was turned towards the thehigh thehigh thehigh
high road and when the light burned burnedin
in it at night the folk used u ed to point it itout itout itout
out to each other and wonder what whatBlack whatBlack whatBlack
Black Peter was tvas va doing in there Thats Thatsthe Thatsthe Thatsthe
the window Mr Holmes which hich gave gaveus gaveUs gaveus
us one one of the few fe bits of positive evi evidence evidence evidence ¬
dence that came out at the inquest inquestnamed
You remember r that a stonemason stonemasonnamed stonemasonnamed
named Slater walking from Forest ForestRow ForestRow ForestRow
Row about 1 oclock In the morning
iP 9 s sThen
Then how do you account for that
4 < Y n
two days before the murder murderstopped murderstoppedas stopped stoppedas
as he passed the grounds and lopked lopkedat
at the square of light still shining shiningamong shiningamong shiningamong
among the trees He swears that the theshallow theshadow theshadow
shadow of a mans head turned side sideways sideays sideways ¬
ways ays was clearly clearl visible on the blind blindand blindand blindand
and that this shadow was certainly certainlynot
not that of Peter Pet r Carey whom he heknew heknew heknew
knew well It was that of a bearded beardedman beardedman beardedman
man but the beard was short and andbristled andbristled andbristled
bristled forwards in a way very dif different different allferent ¬
ferent from that of the captain So Sohe Sohe Sohe
he says but he had been two hours in inthe inthe inthe
the public house and it Is some dis distance distance distance
tance from the ioad i oad to the window windowBesides windowBe windowBeaIdes
Besides Be Ides this refers to the Monday Monda and andthe andthe andthe
the crime was done upon the theWednes theWednesday Wednesday Wednes Wednesday ¬
day dayuOn
uOn On the Tuesday Tue6da Peter Carey was wasin wasin wasin
in one of his blackest moods flushedwith flushed flushedwith flushedwith
with drink and as savage as a danger dangerous ¬
ous wild beast He roamed about aboutthe aboutthe aboutthe
the house and the women ran for it itwhen Itwhen itwhen
when they heard him coming Late in inthe inlhe inthe
the evening he went downto down to his own ownhut ownhut ownhut
hut About 2 oclock the following followingmorning followingmorning followingmorning
morning his daughter who slept with withher withher
her window open heard a a most fear fearful fearful fearful ¬ 1
ful yell from that direction but it was wasno wasno I
no unusual thhitfiDr thtJ1 r + fr qr him h to t bawl and andshout an anshout andshout
shout when lie was as hi in drink so nonotice no nonotice no nonotice
notice was as taken On rising at 7 7one 7one 7one
one of the maids noticed that the door doorof doorof doorof
of the hut was open but so great was wasthe wasthe wasthe
the terror which the man caused that thatit thatit
it was midday middaYbefor before < > anyone would wouldventure wouldenture wouldventure
venture down to see what had become becomeof
of him Peeping into the open door doorthey doorthey doorthey
they sa saw a sight which sent them themflying themfl themflying
flying fl ing with white faces into the viI village viIlage il illage ¬
lage Within an hour I was on the thespot thespot thespot
spot and had taken over the case caseWell caseWeIl caseWell
Well I have fairly steady stead nerves nervesas nervesas nervesas
as you know Mr Il Holmes but I giveyou give giveyou
you my word that I got a a shake when whenI I
I put my head into that little house houseIt houseIt
It was droning like a harmonium with withthe withthe withthe
the flies and bluebottles and the floor floorand floorand floorand
and walls were like a slaughter house houseHe houseHe houseHe
He had called it a a cabih and a cabin cabinIt
It was sure enough for you would wouldhave wouldhaye wouldhave
have thought that you ou were in a ship
There was a bunk at one end a sea seachest seachest seachest
chest maps and charts a picture of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the Sea Unicorn a line of logbooks on ona ona ona
a shelf all exactly as one would ex expect exTect exrect ¬
pect to find it In a captains room And Andthere Andthere Andthere
there in the middle of it was the man manhimself manhimselfhis manhimselfhis
himself himselfhis his face twisted like a lost lostsoul lostsoul lostsoul
soul in torment and rid his great brindled brindledbeard brindledbeard brindledbeard
beard stuck upwards in his agony agonyRight ag agonyRight n nRight
Right through his broad breast a steel steelharpoon steelharpoon steelharpoon
harpoon had been driven and it had hadsunk hadsunk hadsunk
sunk deep into the wood of the wall wallbehind wallbehind wallbehind
behind him He was pinned like a abeetle abeetle abeetle
beetle on a card Of course he was wTasquite wasquite wasquite
quite dead and had been so from the theInstant theInstant theinstant
Instant that he had uttered that last lastyell laste1l lastyell
yell e1l of agony agonyI
I know your our methods sir and d I ap applied applied applied ¬
plied them Before I permitted any anything anything anything ¬
thing to be moved I examined most mostcarefully mostcarefully mostcarefully
carefully the ground outside and also alsothe alsothe alsothe
the floor of the room There were no nofootmarks nofootmarks nofootmarks
footmarks footmarksMeaning footmarkslIeaning footmarksMeaning
Meaning that you saw none noneI
I assure you ou sir that there were werenone werenone werenone
none noneUMy
noneMy UMy My good Hopkins I have investi investigated invPstigated investigated ¬
gated many crimes but I have never neveryet neeryet neveryet
yet seen one which was committed by bya
a flying fiyin creatura As longas long as the thecriminal theriminal thecriminal
criminal remains upon two legs so long longmust longmust longmust
must there be some indentation some someabrasion someabrasion
abrasion some trifling displacement displacementwhich displacementwhich
which can be detected by b the scientific scientificsearcher scientificsearcher scientificsearcher
searcher It is Incredible that this thisbloodbespattered thisbloodbespattered thisbloodbespattered
bloodbespattered room contained no notrace notrace notrace
trace which could have aided us I Iunderstand 1llnderstand Iunderstand
understand however from the inquest inquestthat inque Inquestthat t tthat
that there were some objects which whichyou whichyou
you ou failed to overlook overlookThe oerlookThe overlookThe
The young inspector winced at my mycompanions mycompanions mycompanions
companions ironical Ironi al comments commentsI I
I was a fool not to call you in at atthe atthe
the time Mr Holmes However thats that5past thatspast
past praying for now no Yes there were wereseveral weJesevern wereseveral
several severn I objects in the room which whichcalled whlc1aIled whichcalled
called for special attention One was wasthe wasthe wasthe
the harpoon with which the deed was wascommitted oIU5 oIU5omlnitted
committed It had been bee 1 snatched snatcheddown snatchedclown
down from a racK on the wall Twe Tweothers Twoothers
others remained there and there was wasa
a vacant place for the third On O the thestock thestock
stock was engraved engra nod Ss Sea Unicorn UnicornDundee UnIcornDundee UnicornDundee
Dundee This Deemed emed to establish estabJlshthat
that the crime had been done in a amoment amoment amoment
moment of fury fUr and that the murderer murdererhad murdererhad
had seizedthe first weapon W dJon which came camein cameill camein
in his way wa The fact that the crime crimeWHS crimewas
was committed at 2 in the morning mornlnSand
and yet Peter Carey was was fully
dressed suggested that th t he hall tn an apJ ap
i ointment with the murderer murder which i iborne its itsborne isborne
borne out by b the fact that s bottle of ofrum
rum and two dirty dirt glasses stood upon uponthe uponthe
the table tableYes tableYes
Yes Y s said Jd Holmes I thhtk tkt tktboth ttiattboth
both inferences iJ1fer ncE are permissible Was Wasthere Wasthere 1 1there
there any other spirit but rum in the theroom theroom theroom
room roomYes
Yes there wasa was a tantalus contain containing containing containing ¬
ing brandy and whisky on the th thhest thegk thegkchest < > sea seachest
chest it Is of no importance to ifs Jishowever f ifshowever s showever
however since the decanters were full fulland fUlland fulland
and It had therefore not been usedFor used usedFor usedFor
For all that its presence has somesignificance some somesignificance somesignificance
significance said Holmes How However Ilowever ¬
ever let us hear some more aboutthe abouttheObjects about the itheObjects thebjec
Objects bjec tSWhiC which h do seem to you to t bear bearupon b bearupon ear earupon r
upon the case caseThere caseTher
There wap watbis this tobacco pouch U0O16 U0O16the 1j Aft Aftthe rt d
the table tAblWhatDart tableNhat Tv TvWhat
What WhatDart part of o the tables
It lay la in the middle It was of ofcparse ofcparse ofcourse
cparse sealskiuthe sealskin the straighthaired straighthairedskin
skin with a leather thong to bind it itInside ItInside itInside
Inside was P C on the flap There Therewas Therewas Therewas
was half an ounce of strong ships to tobacco tobacco tobacco ¬
bacco in it itExcellent itExc itExcellent
Excellent Exc > Uent What more moreStanley moreStanley moreStanley
Stanley Hopkins drew from his hispocket hispocket hispocket
pocket a drab covered note notebook notebook notebook ¬
book The outside was rough roughand roughand roughand
and worn the leaves discoloured discolouredOn
On the first page were written the initials in initials initials ¬
itials J H N and the date dat 1883 u1883Holmes 1883Holmes 1883Holmes
Holmes laid it on the table and exam examined examined examined ¬
ined It in his minute way while Hopkins Hop Hopkins Hopkins ¬
kins and I gazed over each shoulder shoulderOn shoulderOn
On the second page were the printed printedletters printedletters printedletters
letters C P R and then came sev several several several ¬
eral sheets of numbers Another head heading heading heading ¬
ing was Argentine another CostRica Costa CostaRica CostaRlca a
Rica and another San Paulo each eachwith eachwith eachwith
with pages of signs and figures after it itWhat itWhat itWhat
What do you ou make of these asked askedHolmes askedHolmes askedHolmes
Holmes HolmesThey HolmesThe HolmesThey
They The appear to be lists of stock exchange ex exchange exchange ¬
change securities I thought that oJ oJH J JH JH
H N > were the initials of a broker brokerand brokerand brokerand
and that C P R may ma have been his hisclient hIscUent hisclient
client clientTry cUentTry clientTry
Try Canadian Pacific railway said saidHolmes saidHolmes saidHolmes
HolmesStanley Holmes HolmesStanley HolmesStanley
Stanley Hopkins swore between be een his histeeth histeeth histeeth
teeth and struck his thigh with his hisclenched hisclenched hisclenched
clenched hand handWhat handuVhat handWhat
What a fool I have been he cried criedOf criedOf criedOf
Of course it is as you say sa Then J JH JH JH
H N are the only onl initials we have to tosolve tosolve tosolve
solve I have already alread examined the old oldstock oldstock oldstock
stock exchange > lists and I can find no noone noone noone
one in 1883 either in the house or oramong oramong o oamong r
among the outside brokers whose initials ini initials Initials ¬
tials correspond with these Yet I feel feelthat feelthat feelthat
that the clue is the most important one onethat onethat on onthat e
that I hold You wail admit Mr 11 Holmes Holmesthat Holmeslhat Holmesthat
that there is a possibility that these theseinitials theseIniUahi theseinitials
initials are those of the second person personwho personwho
who was present presentin in other words of th thmurderer the themurderer themurderer e
murderer I would also urge that th thintroduction the theintroduction theintrodurtion e
introduction into the th case of a docu document documnt document ¬
ment relating rfla tin to large masses of valu valuable valuable alu aluable ¬
able securities gives us for the first firsttime firsttime firstime t
time some indication of a motive for forthe forU1P fo fothe r
the crime crimeSherlock crimpSherlO crimeSherlock
Sherlock SherlO < k Holmes face showed that th t he hewas hewas h hwas e
was thoroughly taken aback by this thisnew thisnew thi thinew s
new development developmentI
I must admit both your points said saidhe saidhE sai saihe d
he > I confess that this notebook notebookwhich notebookwhieh notebookwhich
which did not appear at the inquest inquestmodifies Inquesmodifies inquestmodifies
modifies any an views which I may have haveformed hayeformed haveformed
formed I had come to a theory of the thethis thecrime th thcrime a
crime In which I can find no place for forthis fo fothis r
this Have you ou endeavored to trace traceany traceany tracany e
any of the securities securit les here mentionedInquiries mentioned mentionedInquiries mentionedInquiries
Inquiries are now being made at the theoffices theoffices theoffices
offices but I fear that the complete completeregister completeJpgister completeregister
register of the stockholders of theseSouth these theseSouth theseSouth
South American concerns is in South SouthAmerica SouthAmerica SouthAmerica
America and that some weeks must mustelapse mustelapse
elapse before we can trace the shares sharesHolmes sharesHolmes sharesHolmes
Holmes had been examining the thecover thecover thecover
cover of the notebook with his magni magnifying magnifying ¬
fying lens lensSurely lensSurely lensSurely
Surely there is = some discoloration discolorationhere discolorationhere discolorationhere
here said heYes he heYes
Yes sir it is a bloodstain I told toldyou toldOU toldyou
you OU that I picked the book off the thefloor thefloor
floor floorWas
Was the bloodstain above or below belowOn belowOn
On the side next the boards boardsWhich boardsVhleh boardsWhich
Which proves of course that thebook the thebook thehook
book Was as dropped after the crime was wascommitted wasommitted wascommitted
committedExactly committed committedJSxactly
uExactl Exactly Mr Holmes I appreciated appreciatedthat appreciatethat
that point and I conjectured that it itwas itwas
was dropped by b the murderer in his hishurried hishunied hishurried
hurried flight It lay near the door doorI
I suppose that none of these secur securties securi securities ¬
ties have been found among the prop property propert property ¬
erty ert of the dead man manNo manNo manNo
No sir sirHave
Have I you ou any an reason to suspect suspectrobbery suspectrobbery suspectrobbery
robbery robberyNo
No sir Nothing seemed to t have havebeen havebeen
been touchedDear touched touchedDear
Dear me it is certainly a very interesting interesting in interesting ¬
teresting case Then there was a knifewas knife knifewas knifewas
was there not notA notA notA
A sheathknife still In its it sheath sheathIt
It lay at the feet of the thfodead dead man manMrs manMrS ntanMrs
Mrs Carey has identified it as beingher being beingher beingbt
her bt > r husbands property propertyHolmes propenHolmes propertyHolmes
Holmes was lost in thought for some seineWt sometirue sometirue
tirue tirueWell Wt Well said said he at last I suppose I Ishall Ih
shall h I1 have to come out and have a look lookat lookat lookat
at it itStanley ItStAnley itStanley
Stanley Hopkins gave a cry of joy joyThank jo jorhank joyThank
Thank you sir That will indeed indeedbe indeedbea Indeedbe
be bea a weight off my mind mindHolme mindH mindHolmes
H Holmes lmetf shook his flinger at the in inspector inct inSpector ¬
spector spectorIt ct ctIt
It would have beeii bee t an easier task a aweek uweek aweek
week ago Rid he But even now my myvisit myviit myvisit
visit may not be entirely Enth l fruitl fruitless fruitlessWitson > s sWataon gV
Wataon V 12on if you can spare Sla e the tim < I Ishould rshould Ishould
should be b4 very cry glad of your ompan cotlnpanIf company companyIf ompanIf
If you will call a fourwheeler Hop Hopkins Hopkins Hopkins
kins we shan be ready reael to start for forForest foror forForest
Forest or t Row in a quarter or ofaei an hour hourAlighting hourAltghUllS hourAlighting
Alighting at the small wayside aysid eta station etalion ta tationwe ¬
lion tionwe we drove for some miles throughthe through throughthe throughtb
the tb remains of f widespread woods woodswhich woodswhich woodswhich
which were once part of that great for forest forest forest ¬
est which for so long lon held the Saxon Saxoninvaders SaxonInvaders Saxonfuvaders
invaders at 8 t haythe bay the impenetrable impenetrableweald impenetrablewel impenetrableweuld
weald wel W for sixty years the bulwark bulwarkofBritain bulwarlOr
01 ofBritain Or Eritain ritain Vast sections of of It have havebeen havebeen havebeen
been cleared for this is the seat of thefirst the thefirst thefirst
first iron works of the country coul1tr and tJ1 tJ1treos tie tietrees ti ie ietrees
trees have ha e been felled to smelt the ore oreNow oreNQw
Now the richer fields of the north have haveabsorbed havet
t at absorbed a bed the trade t adQ and nothing saVe sfLver
Meravaged r ravaged grovesand graat grea scats sca scarsin scarsintheearth in inth
tht th theearth garth th show the the work work of t the t e past pastHerein P pastI3ere
Herein Here in a clearinguponths clear clearing 3uponth greenElope
of a hill stood a long low stone house houseapproached j
approached by b a curving drive running runningthrough runningthrough runningthrough J
through the fields Nearer earer the road roadand roadand
and surrounded on three sides by bybushes b bbushes bybushes
bushes was a small outhouse one window win window window ¬
dow and the door facing In our our direc direction direction direction ¬
tion It was the scene of the murder murderStanley murderStanle murderStanley
Stanley Stanle r Hopkins led us first to the thehouse
house where he introduced us to a haggard hag haggard haggard ¬ l
gard grayhaired woman the widow widowdeeplined widowof
of the murdered man whose gaunt anddeeplined and I
deeplined face with the furtive look lookof lookof
of terror in the depths of her redrimmed red redrimmed redrImmed I
rimmed eyes told of the years ears of hardship hard hardship hardship ¬ i
ship and illusage which she he had en endured endured endured ¬
dured With her was wa her daughter a apale Itpalt apale j
pale > fairhaired girl whose eyes eyesblazed eyesblazed > es esblazed
blazed defiantly at us as she told us usthat usthat usthat
that she was glad lad that her father > r was wasdead wasdead wasdead
dead and that she blessed the hand handwhich handwhich handwhich
which had struck him down It was a aterrible aterrible aterrible
terrible household that Black Peter PeterCarey PeterCare PeterCarey
Carey Care had made for himself and it wa waiwith w wwith + I
with a sense of relief relj f that we found foundourselves foundourselves foundourselves
ourselves in the sunlight again andmaking and andmaking
making our way woa along lonS a path whkh whkhhad whkhhad whichhad I
had been worn across aero the fields by th thfeet the Hiefept thefeet > I
feet of the dead < man manTh manThe
The Th > outhouse was the simplest of ofi ofdwellings
dwellings woodenwalled shingle sbin shingleroofed JEo I Irofed
roofed on one window beside the door and andone a aone andone
one on the farther side Stanley Hop Hopkins Hopkins hopIdes ¬
kins drew the key from his pocket andhad and amihad RntIhad
had stooped to th the lock wI when he paused pausedwith plat MI MIwith sed sedwitht
with a look of attention and surprise swirprteeupon surpriseupon Irp Irpupon
upon his face faceSome facpSomp faceSome < +
Some one has been fitUJWriug ta nperinji with withit w ith ithit ithit
it He l1esaid l1esaidThere said saidThere saidThere
There could be no doubt of of the fact factThe factThe factThe
The woodwork was c cut t and the thescratches t tscratc1es thescratches
scratches showed white hlte through Die Diepaint Utepaint thepaint
paint as if they had been that instant instantdone instantdonp instantdone
done Holmes Hohn had been examining thewindow the thewindow thewindow
window windowSom windowSome
Some Som oneha 01l one hag triM to force this th is ate AlsO AlsOYhoeer alsoWhoever
Whoever It was has failed to make his hisway hiswa hisway
way wa in He must have been a very verypoor ve vepoor verypoor
poor burglar burglarThis burglarThis
This is a most extraordinary thing thin thinsaid thingsaid
said the inspector oor I could swear s eur that thatthese thatthese
these marks were not here yesterday yesterdaevening yesterdayevening
evening eveningSome eveningSome eveningSonic
Some curious person from from the vil village viJlagto village ¬
lage perhaps I suggested suggestedVery suggest suggestedVery d dV
Very V > 1 unlikely Few of them would woulddare woulddare woulddare
dare to set foot in the grounds far lesstry less lesstry lesst13
try t13 to force their way into the cabinWhat cabin cabinWhat cabinThat
What That do you think of it Mr Ir Holmes HolmesI
I think that fortune is very yer kind kind to tous tous
us u
You mean that the person will come comeagain comeagain comeagain I
again againIt
It is very ery probable He came cameexpecting1 cameexpecting I
expecting to find the door dooropen dooropen dooropen
open He tried to get in with the blade bladeof bladeof bladeof
of a very small penknife He could not notmanage notmanage notmanage
manage it What would he doCome do doCome doCome
Come again next night with a more moreuseful moreuseful moreuseful
useful tool toolSo toolSo toolSo
So I should say sa It will be our fault faultif faultif
if we are not there to receive himMeanwhile him himMeanwhile himMeanwhile
Meanwhile let me see the inside ofthe of ofthe ofthe
the cabin cabinThe cabinThe cabinThe
The traces of the tragedy tra ed had been beenremoved beenremoed beenremoved
removed but the furniture within the thelittle thelittle thelittle
little room still stood as It had been onthe on onthe onthe
the night of the crime For two hours hourswith hourswith hourswith
with most intense concentrationHolmes concentration concentrationHolmes concentrationHolmes
Holmes examined every ever object in turn turnbut turnbut turnbut
but his face showed that his quest was wasnot wasnot wasnot
not a successful one Once only hepaused he hepaused 1 1paused
paused in his patient investigation investigationHave inV stigation stigationHavp
Have you OU taken anything off this thisshelf th thshelt thisshelf
shelf Hopkins HopkinsNo HopkinsuNo
I uNo No I have moved nothing nothingSomething nothingSomething nothingSomething
Something has been be < > n taken There ThereIs
Is less dust in this corner of the shelfthan shelf shelfthan shelfthan
than elsewhere It may ma have been a abook abook abook
book lying l ing on its side It may have havebeen havebeen havebeen
been a box Well tell well I can do nothing nothingmore nothingmorp
more Let us walk in these beautiful beautifulwoods beautifulwoods beautifulwoods
woods Watson and give a few fe hours hoursto hoursto hoursto
to the birds and the flowers We shall shallmeet
meet you ou here later Hopkins and see seeif seeif i ithe
if wp can an come to loser quarters uarters with withthe withthe
the gentleman who has paid r > aid this visit visitin visitin
in the night nightIt nightwat
It was past 11 oclock when we weformed weformed
formed our little ambuscade Hopkins Hopkinswas
was for leaving the th door of the hut hutopen hutopen butopen
open but Holmes was of the opinion opinionthat opinionthat
that this would rouse the suspicions of ofthe ofthe
the stranger The lock was a perfectly perfectlysimple perfectlysimple perfectlysimple
simple one on and only a strong blade was wasneeded wasneeded
needed to pu push sh it back Holmes f olmes also alsosuggested alsosuggested alsosuggested
suggested that we should wait not in inside inside ¬
side the hut but outside it among the thebushes thebushes
bushes which grew round the farther fartherwindow fartherwindo fartherwindow
window In this way we should be beable beable beable
able to watch our man if he struck a alisht aht alight
light ht and see what his object was in inthis inthis
this stealthy stea1th nocturnal visit visitIt YlsitIt
It was a long and melancholy vigiland vigil vigiland
and yet brought brou ht with it something of ofthe ofthe
the thrill which hieh the hunter feels when
he e lies beside be ld the watE water > r pool and waits waJtsfor waitsfor waitsfor
for the coming comin of the thirsty beast of ofprey ofpreoy ofprey
prey What savage vag > creature was it itwhich itwhich itwhich
which might steal upon us out of the thedarkneem thedarkn thedarkness
darkness darkn W Was It a fierce t User of ofcrime ofcrime < C Ccrlm
crime which could only onl be taken fight righting fighting fighting ¬
ing hard x with ltlt flashing fang and claw clawor clawor clawor
or would it prove to t < be some SO skulking skulkingjackal skulkingackal kuUth1gjackal
jackal j ackal dangerous only to the weak and andunguarded andunguarded andunguarded
unguarded unguardedIn O OIn
In absolute silence 5Uen we ve crouched crouchedamongst crouchedamontst crouchedamongst
amongst the bushes waiting for whateyer whatever what whatever ¬
ever might come At first the steps of ofa ofa
a few belated villagers or the souncl sounclof soun sounof <
of voices from the village lightened lightenedj
our vigil but one by one thee tb inter internrptlona iattrrupUol111J interrttpttona
nrptlona died away and an absolute absolutestillness ah absolutestillness olute olutestilln
stillness stilln fell upon us save for the thechimes thechimes thechimes
chimes df f the distant church which whichtold whichtold whichtold
told us of the progress of the night and andfor andfor
for the rustle and whisper of a fine flmrain finerain
rain falling amid the foliage which wlaichn whichroofed whichroofed
roofed n > fed us in inHalfpast inHaJpast inHalfpast
Halfpast 2 had chimed and It wan wa wasthe wanthe
the darkest hour which hicb precedes prece e the thedawn thedawn
dawn when we all started as a lowbut lowbutsharp Jow lowbutsharp but butfharl
sharp click came from the direction nt ntthe ottht ofthe
the gate atE > Someone had entered th thdrive
drive Again A ain there tk was wa a long silenvp silenvpand s si ewes ewesand
and Ihad I dtxd uu begun m to fear that it was a afalse afaiN x xfalse
false alarm when hE > n a stealthy stew 1thy step warheard was washeard aFt aFthtard
heard upon the other skis kle of the hut hutand hutand hutand
and a moment later a metallic scraping scrapingand 8Craplnand scrapingand
and clinking The man w WU s trying t tforce tfort Iforce >
force the lock This time his skill Millreat4Cror wa wagreaterrrr was wasgreater
greater reat4Cror < or his tool was beUer for fn theywas then thenwas th4ra
was a a sudden snap and the creak of ofthE rfthe f fthe
the > hih hinge h ngr ff = Then n a match Inatt h was as struck vctrurkand atrukaud struckand
and the next ntx instant the fltead steady light lightfrom lightfrom iiRhtfrom
from a candle > filled the th interior of th thiut thJiout the thenut
Jiout nut Through the tb gauze curtain our oureyes ou ouPfsere r reyes
eyes Pfsere were all leveled upon the wentr wentrwithin seen seenvithin re reyitldn
within vithinThe yitldnrltE withinCite
The itoetural visitor gyres iras at yoanc yoancman y ywncman aru aruman
man frail and thin with ith a lu black + moub moUIt3 mrusta
ta + he h hri which hkh intensified the d cMadt cMadtpallow dea4Ipallor adl
pallor of f his face He could not have hanbton harebeen
been much above 30 8 years of Me + > se 1 1hae ihave
have never seen een any human being bein who whoappeared whoappeared ho hoappearm
appeared to be in such a pitiable fright frightfor frightfor frightfor
for his hi teeth tft > Ut were visibly chattering chatteringand cbtt nR nRaud
and he was as shaking in every limb Ho IIewas Howas HIwas
was dressed dres E > d like a gentleman in Nor Norfolk Norfolk Norfolk ¬
folk Jacket and knickerbockers with withcloth withcloth ith ithclotJ <
cloth cap upon In his head We watched vratchrdhim Wathrtfhim watchedhint
him staring round with frightened eyes eyetvThen eyf eyfrhen eyesThen
Then he laid the candleend upon the th1table th thable thetable >
table and disappeared disap lTed from our view viewinto viewinto ie ieinto
into out of the corners He returned returnedwith returnpdwith returnedwith
with a large < > book one on of the logbookswhich logbooks logbookswhich k kwhich
which formed a line upon the shelves shelvesLeaning shelveIeanln shelvesLeaning
Leaning Ieanln on the table he rapidly turned turnedover turnpdoer turnedover
over the leaves of this volume until untilhe untilhe untilhe
he came to the entry which he soughtThen sought soughtThen soughtThen
Then with an angry gesture of his hisclenched hisclenhed hisclenched
clenched hand he closed the book re replaced rpplaced replaced ¬
placed it in the corner and put out outthe outthe outthe
the light He had hardly hardl turned t tleave to toleave tleave <
leave the hut when Hopkins hand was wason wason wason
on the fellows collar and I heard his hisloud hisloud hisloud
loud gasp a5p of terror as he understood understoodthat und understoodthat lItood lItoodtba
that tba t he was taken The candle was wasrilit wasreJjt wayrelit
relit and tnere was our wretched cap captive captive captive ¬
tive shivering and cowering In th thgrasp thgrasp thgrasp
grasp of the detective dEtf > Ctive He sank down downupon downupon downupon
upon the seachest and looked help helplessly helpI helplessly ¬
lessly I ssl from one of us to the other otherNow otherUNo otherNow
UNo Now my fine fellow said Stanley StanleyHopkln StanleyHopkinf StanleyHopkins
Hopkins who are you and ta d l what do doyou doyou doyou
you want here hereThe hereThe hereThe
The man pulled himself him elf together and andfa andf andBerl
fa f Berl ed fd us with an effort at selfcom JIelfcamposnrc selfcemposure selfcomposure ¬
posure posureYi posnrcYuu posure posureYou
Yi You u are detectives I sttppcfer asp Jt e r said saidl said saidtie
l tie 4 e You imagine tma ne I am connected with withthe withthe withthe
the death of Captain Peter Citrey C > trey rey I Iassure IalU1 Iassure
assure alU1 you that I am innocent innocentWell innocentVpI innocentWell
Well VpI see about that said Hopkins HopkinsKirst HopkinshFiro HopkinsFirst
First t of all what is your name nameIt DarneIt nameIt
It is John Hopley NeMgan Xeli NeliganI an anI
I saw fla Holmes and Hopkins exchange exchangea eJCe ange angeu
a quick ui4k glance glanceWhat glanceVhat glanceWhat
What are you doing hereCan here hereCan hereCan
Can I speak confidentially confldenUllllyrNo
No certainly not notWhy notVhy notWhy
Why should I tell you youIf youIf 1 1If
If you have no answer aneW r It may m y go goobadly gobadly SObafllv
badly with you at the trial trialThe trialThf trialThe
The Thf young youni man winced wincedWell 1lncedYelJ Winced WincedWell
Well I will tell you he said Why Whyshould Whyhoud Whyshould
should I not And yet I hate to think thinkof t thinkof lnk lnkof
of this old scandal gaining a new tease teaseof Htateof Jesseof
of life Did you ever e er heard of Daw Dawson Dawson Dewson
son and Neligan NeliganI
I could see from Hopkins face f < e that thathe tha thathe t tbe
he never had but Holmes was keenly
interested interestedYou intprestedYou interestedYou
You mean the West county bank bankers bankers honkers ¬
ers said he They failed for a mil million million million ¬
lion ruined half the county families of ofCornwall ofCorn ofCornwall
Cornwall Corn wan and Nellgaii disappeared disappearedExactly disappearedExactly disappearedExactly
Exactly Neligan was my father fatherAs tatherAs fatherAs
As last we were getting somethhgpositive something somethingpositive 89meUdugpositive
positive and yet it seemed a II long 1o gap
between an absconding banker and Cap Captain Captaill Captain ¬
tain Peter Carey pinned against a ainst the th
111ti v l ThJthird The f filo third applicant was a man of remarkable r appaaranc appearaiue
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