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The Hound of the Baskervilles

By Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan

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Title: The Hound of the Baskervilles  
Author: Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Conan Doyle, S. A. (n.d.). The Hound of the Baskervilles. Retrieved from http://www.worldpubliclibrary.org/


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Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table. I stood upon the hearth-rug and picked up the stick which our visitor had left behind him the night before. It was a fine, thick piece of wood, bulbous-headed, of the sort which is known as a Penang lawyer. Just under the head was a broad silver band nearly an inch across. To James Mortimer, M.R.C.S., from his friends of the C.C.H., was engraved upon it, with the date 1884. It was just such a stick as the old-fashioned family practitioner used to carry -- dignified, solid, and reassuring.

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