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Leave to which and choose to which know to matter easy no is it that features interesting and strange present which many so by faced am I, '90 and '82 years the between cases Holmes Sherlock the of records and notes my over glance I when. Illustrate to papers these of object the is it which and, degree a high so in possessed friend my which qualities peculiar those for field a offered not have others and, papers the through publicity gained already have, however, some. Him to dear so was which proof logical absolute that on than surmise and conjecture upon rather founded explanations their have and, up cleared partially but been have others while, ending an without beginnings, narratives as, be would and, skill analytical his baffled have, too, some. Up cleared entirely, be will never probably and, been have never which it with connection in points are there that fact the of spite in it of account some give to tempted am I that results its in startling so and details its in remarkable so was which last these of one, however, is there.

Records the retain I which of, interest less or greater of cases of series long a with us furnished '87 year the. Case poisoning Camberwell the of finally and, Uffa of island the in Patersons Grice the of adventures singular the of,"Anderson Sophy"barque British the of loss the with connected facts the of, warehouse furniture a of vault lower the in club luxurious a held who, Society Mendicant Amateur the of, Chamber Paradol the of adventure the of account an find I months twelve one this under headings my among. Case the up clearing in importance greatest the of was which deduction time--a that within bed to gone had deceased the therefore that and, before hours two up wound been had it that prove to, watch man's dead the up winding by, able was Holmes Sherlock, remembered be may as, latter the in. Describe to pen my up taken now have I which circumstances of train strange the as features singular such present them of none but, date future some at out sketch may I these all.

Violence exceptional with in set had gales equinoctial the and, September of days latter the in was it. Cage a in beasts untamed like, civilisation his of bars the through mankind at shriek which forces elemental great those of presence the recognise to and life of routine the from instant the for minds our raise to forced were we London hand-made, great of heart the in here even that so, windows the against beaten had rain the and screamed had wind the day all. Chimney the in child a like sobbed and cried wind the and, louder and higher grew storm the, in drew evening as. Waves sea the of swash long the into out lengthen to rain the of splash the and, text the with blend to seemed without from gale the of howl the until sea-stories fine Russell's Clark of one in deep was other the at I while, crime of records his cross-indexing fireplace the of side one at moodily sat Holmes sherlock. Street Baker at quarters old my in more once dweller a was I days few a for and, mother's her to visit a on was wife my.

"Bell the surely was that", companion my at up glancing, I said", why. To-night come could who? Perhaps, yours of friend some?"

"Answered he", none have I yourself except. "Visitors encourage not do I."

"Then, client a?"

"Case serious a is it, so if. Hour an such at and day a such on out man a bring would less nothing. Landlady's the of crony some be to likely more is it that it take I but."

Door the at tapping a and passage the in step a came there for, however, conjecture his in wrong was Holmes sherlock. Sit must newcomer a which upon chair vacant the towards and himself from away lamp the turn to arm long his out stretched he.

"In come!" he said.

Bearing his in delicacy and refinement of something with, clad trimly and well-groomed, outside the at two-and-twenty some, young was entered who man the. Come had he which through weather fierce the of told waterproof shining long his and, hand his in held he which umbrella streaming the. Anxiety great some with down weighed is who man a of those like, heavy eyes his and pale was face his that see could I and, lamp the of glare the in anxiously him about looked he.

"Eyes his to pince-nez golden his raising, said he", apology an you owe I. "Intruding not am I that trust I. Chamber snug your into rain and storm the of traces some brought have I that fear I."

"Holmes said", umbrella and coat your me give. "Presently dry be will and hook the on here rest may they. See I, south-west the from up come have you."

"Horsham from, yes."

"Distinctive quite is caps toe your upon see I which mixture chalk and clay that."

"Advice for come have I."

"Got easily is that."

"Help and."

"Easy so always not is that."

"Mr, you of heard have I. Holmes. Scandal Club Tankerville the in him saved you how Prendergast Major from heard I."

"Course of, ah. Cards at cheating of accused wrongfully was he."

"Anything solve could you that said he."

"Much too said he."

"Beaten never are you that."

"Woman a by once and, men by times times--three four beaten been have I."

"Successes your of number the with compared that is what but?"

"Successful generally been have I that true is it."

"Me with so be may you then."

"Case your to as details some with me favour and fire the to up chair your draw will you that beg I."

"One ordinary no is it."

"Are me to come which those of none. Appeal of court last the am I."

"Family own my in happened have which those than events of chain inexplicable and mysterious more a to listened ever have you, experience your all in, whether, sir, question I yet and."

"Holmes said", interest with me fill you. "Important most be to me to seem which details those to as you question afterwards can I and, commencement the from facts essential the us give pray."

Blaze the towards out feet wet his pushed and up chair his pulled man young the.

"Business awful this with do to little, understand can I as far as, have affairs own my but, Openshaw John is", he said", name my. Affair the of commencement the to back go must I, facts the of idea an you give to order in so; matter hereditary a is it.

"Joseph father my and Elias uncle sons--my two had grandfather my that know must you. Bicycling of invention the of time the at enlarged he which, Coventry at factory small a had father my. Competence handsome a upon retire to and it sell to able was he that success such with met business his and, tire unbreakable Openshaw the of patentee a was he.

"Well very done have to reported was he where, Florida in planter a became and man young a was he when America to emigrated Elias uncle my. Colonel a be to rose he where, Hood under afterwards and, army Jackson's in fought he war the of time the at. Years four or three for remained he where, plantation his to returned uncle my arms his down laid Lee when. Horsham near, Sussex in estate small a took and Europe to back came he 1870 or 1869 about.
Them to franchise the extending in policy Republican the of dislike his and, negroes the to aversion his was them leaving for reason his and, States the in fortune considerable very a made had he. Disposition retiring most a of and, angry was he when foul-mouthed very, quick-tempered and fierce, man singular a was he. Town the in foot set he ever if doubt I, Horsham at lived he that years the all during. Room his leave never would he end on weeks for often very though, exercise his take would he there and, house his round fields three or two and garden a had he. Brother own his even not, friends any want not did and society no see would he but, heavily very smoked and brandy of deal great a drank he.

"So or twelve of youngster a was I first me saw he when time the at for, me to fancy a took he, fact in; me mind didn't he. England in years nine or eight been had he after, 1878 year the in be would this. Way his in me to kind very was he and him with live me let to father my begged he. House the of master quite was I sixteen was I that time the by that so, tradespeople the with and servants the with both representative his me make would he and, me with draughts and backgammon playing of fond be to used he sober was he when. Privacy his in him disturb not did I as long so, liked I what do and liked I where go could and keys the all kept I. Enter to else anyone or me either permit never would he which and, locked invariably was which, attics the among up lumber-room a, room single a had he for, however, exception singular one was there. Room a such in expected be would as bundles and trunks old of collection a such than more see to able never was I but, keyhole the through peeped have I curiosity boy's a with.

"Plate colonel's the of front in table the upon lay stamp foreign a with letter 1883--a, March in was day--it one. Sort any of friends no had he and, money ready in paid all were bills his for, letters receive to him for thing common a not was it. India 'From! Postmark 'Pondicherry, up it took he as he said '! Be this can what? Plate his upon down pattered which, pips orange dried little five jumped there out, hurriedly it Opening '. Face his of sight the at lips my from struck was laugh the but, this at laugh to began I. 'K, hand trembling his in held still he which envelope the at glared he and, putty of colour the skin his, protruding were eyes his, fallen had lip his. K. K. ! Me overtaken have sins my, God my, God 'My, then and, shrieked he '! '

"Uncle, it is 'What? Cried I '.

"Horror with palpitating me leaving, room his to retired he table the from rising and, he said ', 'Death. Repeated times three K letter the, gum the above just, flap inner the upon ink red in scrawled saw and envelope the up took I. Pips dried five the save else nothing was there. Terror overpowering his of reason the be could what? Other the in, cashbox a like, box brass small a and, hand one in, attic the to belonged have must which, key rusty old an with down coming him met I stair the ascended I as and, breakfast-table the left I.

"Oath an with he said ', still them checkmate I'll but, like they what do may 'They. Lawyer Horsham the, Fordham to down send and, to-day room my in fire a want shall I that Mary 'Tell. '

"Room the to up step to asked was I arrived lawyer the when and, ordered he as did I. It beside empty and open stood box brass the while, paper burned of as, ashes fluffy, black of mass a was there grate the in and, brightly burning was fire the. Envelope the upon morning the in read had I which K treble the printed was lid the upon that, start a with, noticed I box the at glanced I as.

"Will my witness 'to, uncle my said ', John, you wish 'I. You to descend, doubt no, will it whence, father your, brother my to, disadvantages its all and advantages its all with, estate my leave I. Good and well, peace in it enjoy can you if! Enemy deadliest your to it leave and, boy my, advice my take, cannot you find you if. Take to going are things turn what say can't I but, thing two-edged a such you give to sorry am I. Mr where paper the sign kindly. You shows fordham. '

"Him with away it took lawyer the and, directed as paper the signed I. It of anything make to able being without mind my in way every it turned and it over pondered I and, me upon impression deepest the, think may you as, made incident singular the. Lives our of routine usual the disturb to happened nothing and passed weeks the as keen less grew sensation the though, behind left it which dread of feeling vague the off shake not could I yet. However, uncle my in change a see could I. Society of sort any for inclined less was he and, ever than more drank he. Devil or man by, pen a in sheep a like, up cooped be to not was he that and, man no of afraid was he that out screaming, hand his in revolver a with garden the about tear and house the of out burst would and frenzy drunken of sort a in emerge would he sometimes but, inside the upon locked door the with, room his in spend would he time his of most. Soul his of roots the at lies which terror the against longer no out it brazen can who man a like, him behind it bar and lock and door the at in tumultuously rush would he, however, over were fits hot these when. Basin a from raised new were it though as, moisture with glisten, day cold a on even, face his seen have I times such at.

"Mr, matter the of end an to come to, well. Back came never he which from sallies drunken those of one made he when night a came there, patience your abuse to not and, holmes. Garden the of foot the at lay which, pool green-scummed little a in downward face, him for search to went we when, him found we. 'suicide of verdict a in brought, eccentricity known his to regard having, jury the that so, deep feet two but was water the and, violence any of sign no was there. It meet to way his of out gone had he that myself persuade to ado much had, death of thought very the from winced he how knew who, I But '. Bank the at credit his to lay which, pounds 000, 14 some of and, estate the of possession into entered father my and, however, passed matter the."

"Listened ever have I which to remarkable most the of one, foresee I, is statement your", interposed Holmes", moment one. Suicide supposed his of date the and, letter the of uncle your by reception the of date the have me let."

"1883, 10 March on arrived letter the. 2nd May of night the upon, later weeks seven was death his."

"You thank. Proceed pray."

"Up locked always been had which, attic the of examination careful a made, request my at, he, property Horsham the over took father my when. Destroyed been had contents its although, there box brass the found we. K of initials the with, label paper a was cover the of inside the on. K. K. Beneath written register' a and, receipts, memoranda, 'Letters and, it upon repeated.
Openshaw Colonel by destroyed been had which papers the of nature the indicated, presume we, these. America in life uncle's my upon bearing note-books and papers scattered many great a save attic the in importance much of nothing was there, rest the for. Soldier brave a of repute the borne had and well duty his done had he that showed and time war the of were them of some.
North the from down sent been had who politicians carpet-bag the opposing in part strong a taken evidently had he for, politics with concerned mostly were and, states Southern the of reconstruction the during date a of were others.

"'85 of January the until us with possible as well as went all and, Horsham at live to came father my when '84 of beginning the was it, well. Breakfast-table the at together sat we as surprise of cry sharp a give father my heard I year new the after day fourth the on. One other the of palm outstretched the in pips orange dried five and hand one in envelope opened newly a with sitting, was he there. Himself upon come had thing same the that now puzzled and scared very looked he but, colonel the about story cock-and-bull my called he what at laughed always had he.

"John, mean this does earth on what, 'Why? stammered he '.

"Lead to turned had heart my. K is 'It. K. K. , I said '.

"Envelope the inside looked he. Cried he ', is it 'So. Letters very the are 'Here. Them above written this is what but? '

"Shoulder his over peeping, read I ', sundial the on papers the 'Put.

"Papers 'What? Sundial what? asked he '.

"Garden the in sundial 'The. Destroyed are that those be must papers the 'but; I said ', other no is there. '

"'Pooh! courage his at hard gripping, he said '. Kind this of tomfoolery have can't we and, here land civilised a in are 'We.
From come thing the does where? '

"Postmark the at glancing, answered I ', Dundee 'From.

"He said ', joke practical preposterous 'Some. Papers and sundials with do to I have 'What? Nonsense such of notice no take shall I. '

"Said I ', police the to speak certainly should 'I.

"Pains my for at laughed be 'And. Sort the of nothing. '

"So do me let 'Then? '

"You forbid I, 'No. Nonsense such about made fuss a have won't I. '

"Man obstinate very a was he for, him with argue to vain in was it. Forebodings of full was which heart a with, however, about went I.

"Hill Portsdown upon forts the of one of command in is who, Freebody Major, his of friend old an visit to home from went father my letter the of coming the after day third the on. Home from away was he when danger from farther was he that me to seemed it for, go should he that glad was I. Error in was I, however, that in. Once at come to me imploring, major the from telegram a received I absence his of day second the upon. Skull shattered a with, senseless lying was and, neighbourhood the in abound which chalk-pits deep the of one over fallen had father my. Consciousness his recovered ever having without away passed he but, him to hurried I. Causes accidental from 'death of verdict a in bringing in hesitation no had jury the, unfenced chalk-pit the and, him to unknown was country the as and, twilight the in Fareham from returning been, appears it as, had he. Murder of idea the suggest could which anything find to unable was I, death his with connected fact every examined I as Carefully '. Roads the upon seen been having strangers of record no, robbery no, footmarks no, violence of signs no were there.
Him round woven been had plot foul some that certain well-nigh was I that and, ease at from far was mind my that you tell not need I yet and.

"Inheritance my into came I way sinister this in. It of dispose not did I why me ask will you? Another in as house one in pressing as be would danger the that and, life uncle's my in incident an upon dependent way some in were troubles our that convinced well was I because, answer I.

"Then since elapsed have months eight and years two and, end his met father poor my that, '85, January in was it. Generation last the with ended had it that and, family the from away passed had curse this that hope to begun had I and, Horsham at happily lived have I time that during. Father my upon come had it which in shape very the in fell blow the morning yesterday; however, soon too comfort take to begun had I."

Pips orange dried little five it upon out shook he table the to turning and, envelope crumpled a waistcoat his from took man young the.

"Continued he", envelope the is this. "Division London--eastern is postmark the. 'K: message last father's my upon were which words very the are within. K. K. Sundial the on papers the 'Put then and; '. '"

"Done you have what?" Holmes asked.



"Helpless felt have I"hands-- white, thin his into face his sank --he"truth the tell to. It towards writhing is snake the when rabbits poor those of one like felt have I. Against guard can precautions no and foresight no which, evil inexorable, resistless some of grasp the in be to seem I."

"Tut! tut!" Holmes Sherlock cried. "Lost are you or, man, act must you. You save can energy but nothing. Despair for time no is this."

"Police the seen have I."


"Smile a with story my to listened they but. Warnings the with connected be to not were and, stated jury the as, accidents really were relations my of deaths the that and, jokes practical all are letters the that opinion the formed has inspector the that convinced am I."

Air the in hands clenched his shook holmes. "Imbecility incredible!" cried he.

"Me with house the in remain may who, policeman a me allowed, however, have they."

"To-night you with come he has?"

"No. House the in stay to were orders his."

Air the in raved Holmes again.

"Once at come not you did why, all above, and", cried he", me to come you did why?"

"Know not did I. You to come to him by advised was and troubles my about Prendergast Major to spoke I that to-day only was it."

"Letter the had you since days two really is it. This before acted have should we. Us help might which detail suggestive us--no before placed have you which that than, suppose I, evidence further no have you?"

"Openshaw John said", thing one is there. Table the upon out it laid he, paper blue-tinted, discoloured of piece a out drawing, and, pocket coat his in rummaged he. "Colour particular this of were ashes the amid lay which margins unburned, small the that observed I papers the burned uncle my when day the on that", he said", remembrance some have I. Destruction escaped has way that in and, others the among from out fluttered, perhaps, has which papers the of one be may it that think to inclined am I and, room his of floor the upon sheet single this found I. Much us helps it that see not do I, pips of mention the beyond. Diary private some from page a is it that myself think I. Uncle's my undoubtedly is writing the."

Book a from torn been indeed had it that edge ragged its by showed which, paper of sheet the over bent both we and, lamp the moved holmes. Notices enigmatical following the were beneath and", 1869, March", headed was it:

"4th. Came hudson. Platform old same.

"7th. St of, Swain John and, Paramore, McCauley on pips the set. Augustine.

"9th. Cleared mcCauley.

"10th. Cleared Swain john.

"12th. Paramore visited. Well all."

"You thank!" Visitor our to it returning and paper the up folding, Holmes said. "Instant another lose account no on must you now and. Me told have you what discuss to even time spare cannot we. Act and instantly home get must you."

"Do I shall what?"

"Do to thing one but is there. Once at done be must it. Described have you which box brass the into us shown have you which paper of piece this put must you. Remains which one only the is this that and, uncle your by burned were papers other the all that say to note a in put also must you. Them with conviction carry will as words such in that assert must you. Directed as, sundial the upon out box the put once at must you, this done having. Understand you do?"


"Present at, sort the of anything or, revenge of think not do. Woven already is theirs while, weave to web our have we but; law the of means by that gain may we that think I. You threatens which danger pressing the remove to is consideration first the. Parties guilty the punish to and mystery the up clear to is second the."

"Overcoat his on pulling and rising, man young the said", you thank I. "Hope and life fresh me given have you. Advise you as do certainly shall I."

"Instant an lose not do. Danger imminent and real very a by threatened are you that doubt a be can there that think not do I for, meanwhile the in yourself of care take, all above, and. Back go you do how?"

"Waterloo from train by."

"Nine yet not is it. Safety in be may you that trust I so, crowded be will streets the. Closely too yourself guard cannot you yet and."

"Armed am I."

"Well is that. Case your upon work to set shall I to-morrow."

"Then, Horsham at you see shall I?"

"London in lies secret your, no. It seek shall I that there is it."

"Papers the and box the to as news with, days two in or, day a in you upon call shall I then. Particular every in advice your take shall I." Leave his took and us with hands shook he. Windows the against pattered and splashed rain the and screamed still wind the outside. More once them by reabsorbed been have to now gale--and a in sea-weed of sheet a like us upon in elements--blown mad the amid from us to come have to seemed story wild, strange this.

Fire the of glow red the upon bent eyes his and forward sunk head his with, silence in time some for sat Holmes sherlock. Ceiling the to up other each chased they as smoke-rings blue the watched he chair his in back leaning and, pipe his lit he then.

"This than fantastic more none had have we cases our all of that", last at remarked he", Watson, think I."

"Four of Sign the, perhaps, save."

"Yes, well. That, perhaps, save. Sholtos the did than perils greater even amid walking be to me to seems Openshaw John this yet and."

"Are perils these what to as conception definite any formed", asked I", you have but?"

"Answered he", nature their to as question no be can there.

"They are what then? K this is who. K. K. , family unhappy this pursue he does why and?"

Together finger-tips his with, chair his of arms the upon elbows his placed and eyes his closed Holmes sherlock. "It from follow would which results the all also but it to up led which events of chain the all only not it from deduce, bearings its all in fact single a shown been once had he when, would", remarked he", reasoner ideal the. After and before both, ones other the all state accurately to able be should incidents of series a in link one understood thoroughly has who observer the so, bone single a of contemplation the by animal whole a describe correctly could Cuvier as. To attain can alone reason the which results the grasped yet not have we. Senses their of aid the by solution a sought have who those all baffled have which study the in solved be may problems. Accomplishment rare somewhat a is, encyclopaedias and education free of days these in even, which, knowledge all of possession a, see readily will you as, implies itself in this and; knowledge his to come have which facts the all utilise to able be should reasoner the that necessary is it, pitch highest its to, however, art the carry to. Do to case my in endeavoured have I this and, work his in him to useful be to likely is which knowledge all possess should man a that, however, impossible so not is it. Fashion precise very a in limits my defined, friendship our of days early the in, occasion one on you, rightly remember I if."

"Laughing, answered I", yes. "Document singular a was it.
Remember I, zero at marked were politics and, astronomy, philosophy. Tobacco and cocaine by self-poisoner and, lawyer, swordsman, boxer, violin-player, unique records crime and literature sensational, unsystematic anatomy, eccentric chemistry, town of miles fifty within region any from mud-stains the regards as profound geology, variable botany. Analysis my of points main the were, think I, those."

Item last the at grinned holmes. "It wants he if it get can he where, library his of lumber-room the in away put can he rest the and, use to likely is he that furniture the all with stocked brain-attic little his keep should man a that, then said I as, now say I", said he", well. Resources our all muster to certainly need we, to-night us to submitted been has which one the as case a such for, now. You beside shelf the upon stands which Encyclopaedia' 'American the of K letter the down me hand kindly.
You thank. It from deduced be may what see and situation the consider us let now. America leaving for reason strong very some had Openshaw Colonel that presumption strong a with start may we, place first the in. Town provincial English an of life lonely the for Florida of climate charming the willingly exchange and habits their all change not do life of time his at men. America from him drove which something or someone of fear was it that hypothesis working a as assume may we so, something or someone of fear in was he that idea the suggests England in solitude of love extreme his. Successors his and himself by received were which letters formidable the considering by that deduce only can we, feared he was it what to as. Letters those of postmarks the remark you did?"

"London from third the and, Dundee from second the, Pondicherry from was first the."

"London East from. That from deduce you do what?"

"Seaports all are they. Ship a of board on was writer the that."

"Excellent. Clue a already have we. Ship a of board on was writer the that probability--is strong probability--the the that doubt no be can there. Point another consider us let now and. Days four or three some only was it Dundee in, fulfilment its and threat the between elapsed weeks seven, Pondicherry of case the in.
Anything suggest that does?"

"Travel to distance greater a."

"Come to distance greater a also had letter the but."

"Point the see not do I then."

"Sailing-ship a is are men or man the which in vessel the that presumption a least at is there. Mission their upon starting when them before token or warning singular their send always they if as looks it. Dundee from came it when sign the followed deed the quickly how see you. Letter their as soon as almost arrived have would they steamer a in Pondicherry from come had they if.
Elapsed weeks seven, fact of matter a as, but. Writer the brought which vessel sailing the and letter the brought which mail-boat the between difference the represented weeks seven those that think I."

"Possible is it."

"That than more. Probable is it. Caution to Openshaw young urged I why and, case new this of urgency deadly the see you now and. Distance the travel to senders the take would it which time the of end the at fallen always has blow the. Delay upon count cannot we therefore and, London from comes one this but."

"God good!" Cried I. "Persecution relentless this, mean it can what?"

"Sailing-ship the in persons or person the to importance vital of obviously are carried Openshaw which papers the. Them of one than more be must there that clear quite is it that think I.
Jury coroner's a deceive to as way a such in deaths two out carried have not could man single a. Determination and resource of men been have must they and, it in several been have must there.
May it who them of holder the be, have to mean they papers their.
K see you way this in. K. K. society a of badge the becomes and individual an of initials the be to ceases."

"Society what of but?"

"Klan Klux Ku the of heard never you have"voice-- his sinking and forward bending, Holmes Sherlock said"never-- you have?"

"Have never I."

Knee his upon book the of leaves the over turned holmes. "Presently he said", is it here:

"Klan Klux 'Ku. Rifle a cocking by produced sound the to resemblance fanciful the from derived name a. Florida and, Georgia, Carolinas the, Louisiana, Tennessee in notably, country the of parts different in branches local formed rapidly it and, War Civil the after states Southern the in soldiers ex-Confederate some by formed was society secret terrible this. Views its to opposed were who those of country the from driving and murdering the and voters negro the of terrorising the for principally, purposes political for used was power its. Others in pips orange or seeds melon, parts some in oak-leaves of sprig shape--a recognised generally but fantastic some in man marked the to sent warning a by preceded usually were outrages its. Country the from fly might or, ways former his abjure openly either might victim the this receiving on. Manner unforeseen and strange some in usually and, him upon come unfailingly would death, out matter the braved he if. Perpetrators the to home traced were outrages its of any which in or, impunity with it braving in succeeded man any where record upon case a hardly is there that, methods its systematic so and, society the of organisation the was perfect so. South the in community the of classes better the of and government States United the of efforts the of spite in flourished organisation the years some for. Date that since sort same the of outbreaks sporadic been have there although, collapsed suddenly rather movement the, 1869 year the in, eventually. '

"Papers their with America from Openshaw of disappearance the with coincident was society the of up breaking sudden the that", volume the down laying, Holmes said", observe will you. Effect and cause been have well may it. Track their upon spirits implacable more the of some have family his and he that wonder no is it.
Recovered is it until night at easy sleep not will who many be may there that and, South the in men first the of some implicate may diary and register this that understand can you."

"Seen-- have we page the then"

"Expect might we as such is. Them to warning society's the sent, is C'--that and, B, A to pips the 'sent, right remember I if, ran it. C for result sinister a, fear I, with, visited was C that finally and, country the left or, cleared B and A that entries successive are there then. Him told have I what do to is meantime the in has Openshaw young chance only the that believe I and, place dark this into light some let may we that, Doctor, think I, well. Fellow-men our of ways miserable more still the and weather miserable the hour an half for forget to try us let and violin my over me hand so, to-night done be to or said be to more nothing is there."

City great the over hangs which veil dim the through brightness subdued a with shining was sun the and, morning the in cleared had it. Down came I when breakfast at already was Holmes sherlock.

"Openshaw's young of case this into looking in me before day busy very a, foresee I, have I"; he said", you for waiting not for me excuse will you."

"Take you will steps what?" Asked I.

"Inquiries first my of results the upon depend much very will it.
All after, Horsham to down go to have may I."

"First there go not will you?"

"City the with commence shall I, no. Coffee your up bring will maid the and bell the ring just."

It over eye my glanced and table the from newspaper unopened the lifted I, waited I as. Heart my to chill a sent which heading a upon rested it.

"Late too are you", cried I", holmes."

"Ah!" Much as feared I", cup his down laying, he said. Done it was how?" Moved deeply was he that see could I but, calmly spoke he.

"Bridge Waterloo Near 'Tragedy heading the and, Openshaw of name the caught eye my. Account the is Here ':

"Water the in splash a and help for cry a heard, Bridge Waterloo near duty on, Division H the of, Cook Police-Constable night last ten and nine between. Rescue a effect to impossible quite was it, passers-by several of help the of spite in, that so, stormy and dark extremely was, however, night the. Recovered eventually was body the, water-police the of aid the by, and, given was, however, alarm the. Horsham near is residence whose and, Openshaw John was, pocket his in found was which envelope an from appears it as, name whose gentleman young a of that be to proved it.
Steamboats river for landing-places small the of one of edge the over walked and path his missed he darkness extreme the and haste his in that and, Station Waterloo from train last the catch to down hurrying been have may he that conjectured is it. Landing-stages riverside the of condition the to authorities the of attention the calling of effect the have should which, accident unfortunate an of victim the been had deceased the that doubt no be can there and, violence of traces no exhibited body the."

Him seen ever had I than shaken and depressed more Holmes, minutes some for silence in sat we.

"Last at said he", Watson, pride my hurts that. "Pride my hurts it but, doubt no, feeling petty a is it. Gang this upon hand my set shall I, health me sends God if, and, now me with matter personal a becomes it. Death-- his to away him send should I that and, help for me to come should he that!" Hands thin long his of unclasping and clasping nervous a and cheeks sallow his upon flush a with, agitation uncontrollable in room the about paced and chair his from sprang he.

"Last at exclaimed he", devils cunning be must they. "There down him decoyed have they could how? Station the to line direct the on not is Embankment the. Purpose their for, night a such on even, crowded too was, doubt no, bridge the. Run long the in win will who see shall we, Watson, well. Now out going am I!"

"Police the to?"

"Police own my be shall I; no. Before not but, flies the take may they web the spun have I when."

Street Baker to returned I before evening the in late was it and, work professional my in engaged was I day all. Yet back come not had Holmes sherlock. Worn and pale looking, entered he before o'clock ten nearly was it. Water of draught long a with down it washing, voraciously it devoured he loaf the from piece a tearing and, sideboard the to up walked he.

"Remarked I", hungry are you.

"Starving. Memory my escaped had it. Breakfast since nothing had have I."


"Bite a not. It of think to time no had I."

"Succeeded you have how and?"


"Clue a have you?"

"Hand my of hollow the in them have I. Unavenged remain long not shall Openshaw young. Them upon trade-mark devilish own their put us let, Watson, why. Of thought well is it!"

"Mean you do what?"

Table the upon pips the out squeezed he pieces to it tearing and, cupboard the from orange an took he. Envelope an into them thrust and five took he these of. S"wrote he flap the of inside the on. H. J for. O." Georgia, Savannah ', Star 'Lone Barque, Calhoun James Captain"to it addressed and it sealed he then."

"Chuckling, he said", port enters he when him await will that.
"Night sleepless a him give may it. Him before did Openshaw as fate his of precursor a sure as it find will he."

"Calhoun Captain this is who and?"

"Gang the of leader the. First he but, others the have shall I."

"Then, it trace you did how?"

Names and dates with covered all, pocket his from paper of sheet large a took he.

"'83 in February and January in Pondicherry at touched which vessel every of career future the following, papers old the of files and registers Lloyd's over", he said", day whole the spent have I. Months those during there reported were which tonnage fair of ships thirty-six were there. Union the of states the of one to given is which that is name the, London from cleared having as reported was it although, since, attention my attracted instantly ', Star 'Lone the, one, these of."

"Think I, texas."

"Origin American an have must ship the that knew I but; which sure not am and not was I."

"Then what?"

"Certainty a became suspicion my, '85, January in there was Star' 'Lone barque the that found I when and, records Dundee the searched I. London of port the in present at lay which vessels the to as inquired then I."


"Week last here arrived had Star' 'Lone the. Savannah to bound homeward, morning this tide early the by river the down taken been had she that found and Dock Albert the to down went I. Wight of Isle the from far very not and Goodwins the past now is she that doubt no have I easterly is wind the as and, ago time some passed had she that learned and Gravesend to wired I."

"Then, do you will what?"

"Him upon hand my have I, oh. Ship the in Americans native-born only the, learn I as are, mates two the and he. Germans and Finns are others the. Night last ship the from away three all were they that, also, know I. Cargo their loading been has who stevedore the from it had I. Murder of charge a upon here wanted badly are gentlemen three these that Savannah of police the informed have will cable the and, letter this carried have will mail-boat the Savannah reaches sailing-ship their that time the by."

Track their upon was, themselves as resolute as and cunning as, another that them show would which pips orange the receive to never were Openshaw John of murderers the and, plans human of laid best the in, however, flaw a ever is there. Year that gales equinoctial the were severe very and long very. Us reached ever none but, Savannah of"Star Lone"the of news for long waited we. L"letters the with, wave a of trough the in swinging seen was boat a of stern-post shattered a Atlantic the in out far somewhere that hear last at did we. S." Star Lone"the of fate the of know ever shall we which all is that and, it upon carved."

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