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A fine horse or a beautiful woman, I cannot look at them unmoved, even now when seventy winters have chilled my blood. ~ The Crime of The Brigadier

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The human brain is capable of only one strong emotion at a time, and if it be filled with curiosity or scientific enthusiasm, there is no room for fear. ~ The Brown Hand

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I tell you, there's nothing makes life so beautiful as when the shadow of death begins to fall across it. ~ Jelland's Voyage

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" . . . it comforts me in dying to think that you will surely be gallow's-meat in this world, and hell's-meat in the next." ~ The Blighting of Sharkey

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"The best way of successfully acting a part is to be it," said Holmes. ~ The Adventure of the Dying Detective

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It was in the days when France's power was already broken upon the seas, and when more of her three-deckers lay rotting in the Medway than were to be found in Brest harbour. But her frigates and corvettes still scoured the ocean, closely followed ever by those of her rival. At the uttermost ends of the earth these dainty vessels, with sweet names of girls or of flowers, mangled and shattered each other for the honour of the four yards of bunting which flapped from the end of their gaffs. ~ The "Slapping Sal"

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Mrs. Hudson, the landlady of Sherlock Holmes, was a long-suffering woman. Not only was her first-floor flat invaded at all hours by throngs of singular and often undesirable characters but her remarkable lodger showed an eccentricity and irregularity in his life which must have sorely tried her patience. His incredible untidiness, his addiction to music at strange hours, his occasional revolver practice within doors, his weird and often malodorous scientific experiments, and the atmosphere of violence and danger which hung around him made him the very worst tenant in London. ~ The Adventure of the Dying Detective

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Chance is a woman, my friends, and she has her eye always upon a gallant Hussar. ~ The Crime of The Brigadier

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Stephen Craddock had been that most formidable person, the Puritan gone wrong. Sprung from a decent Salem family, his ill-doing seemed to be a recoil from the austerity of their religion, and he brought vice to all the physical strength and engergy with which the virtues of his ancestors had endowed him. ~ Sharkey and Stephen Craddock

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He might fail from want of skill or strength, but deep in his somber soul he vowed that it should never be from want of heart. ~ The Croxley Master

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