The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Arthur Conan Doyle

THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND
from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle

On glancing over my notes of the seventy odd cases in which I have during the last eight years studied the methods of my friend Sherlock Holmes, I find many tragic, some comic, a large number merely strange, but none commonplace; for, working as he did rather for the love of his art than for the acquirement of wealth, he refused to associate himself with any investigation which did not tend towards the unusual, and even the fantastic. Continue reading