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The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesPage 90
of his civilisation, like untamed beasts in a cage. As evening drew in, the storm grew
higher and louder, and the wind cried and sobbed like a child in the chimney.
Sherlock Holmes sat moodily at one side New Balance M1300DG of the fireplace cross-indexing his records of
crime, while I at the other was deep in one of Clark Russell's fine sea-stories until the
howl of the gale from without seemed to blend with the text, and the splash of the
rain to lengthen out into the long swash of the sea waves. My wife was on a visit to
her mother's, and for a few days I was a dweller once more in New Balance MO1320-C my old quarters at
"Why," said I, glancing up at my companion, "that was surely the bell. Who could
come to-night? Some friend of yours, perhaps?"
"Except yourself I have none," he answered. "I do not encourage visitors."
"A client, then?"
"If so, it is a serious case. Nothing less would bring a man out on such a day and at
such an hour. But I take it that it is more likely to be some crony of the landlady's."
Sherlock Holmes was wrong in his conjecture, however, for there came a step in the
passage and a tapping at the door. He stretched out his long arm to turn the lamp
away from himself and towards the vacant chair upon which a newcomer must sit.
"Come in!" said he.
The man who entered was young, some two -and-twenty at the outside, well-
groomed and trimly clad, with something of refinement and delicacy in his bearing.
The streaming umbrella which he held in his hand, and his long shining waterproof
told of the fierce weather through which he had come. He looked about him
anxiously in the glare of the lamp, and I could see that hisface was pale and his eyes
heavy, like those of a man who is weighed down with some great anxiety.
"I owe you an apology," he said, raising his golden pince-nez to his eyes. "I trust that I
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