The Valley of Fear: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

The Valley of Fear: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

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The Valley of Fear: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

The Valley of Fear: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

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I am inclined to think-----" said I.

"I should do so," Sherlock Holmes remarked impatiently.

I believe, that I am one of the most long-suffering of mortals; but I'll admit that I was annoyed at the sardonic interruption. "Really, Holmes," said I severely, "you are a little trying at times."

He was too much absorbed with his own thoughts to give any immediate answer to my remonstrance. He leaned upon his hand, with his untasted breakfast before him, and he stared at the slip of paper which he had just drawn from its envelope. Then he took the envelope itself, held it up to the light, and every carefully studied both the exterior and the flap.

"It is Porlock's writing," said he thoughtfully. "I can hardly doubt that it is Porlock's writing . . .

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