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It is conjectured that he may New Balance CM1600P have been hurrying down to catch the last train from
Waterloo Station, and that in his haste and the extreme darkness he missed his path
and walked over the edge of one of the small landing-places for river steamboats.
The body exhibited no traces of violence, and there can be no doubt that the
deceased had been the victim of an unfortunate accident, which should have the
effect of calling the attention of the authorities to the condition of the riverside
We sat in silence for some minutes, Holmes more depressed and shaken than I had
ever seen him.
"That hurts my pride, Watson," he said at last. "It New Balance M1500UF is a petty feeling, no doubt, but it
hurts my pride. It becomes a personal matter with me now, and, if God sends me
health, I shall set my hand upon this gang. That he should come to me for help, and
that I should send him away to his death --!" He sprang from his chair and paced
about the room in uncontrollable agitation, with a flush upon his sallow che eks and a
nervous clasping and unclasping of his long thin hands.
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"They must be cunning devils," he exclaimed at last. "How could they have decoyed
him down there? The Embankment is not on the direct line to the station. The bridge,
no doubt, was too crowded, even on such a night, for their purpose. Well, Watson,
we shall see who will win in the long run. I am going out now!"
"To the police?"
"No; I shall be my own police. When I have spun the web they may take the flies, but
All day I was engaged in my professional work, and it was late in the evening before I
returned to Baker Street. Sherlock Holmes had not come back yet. It was nearly ten
o'clock before he entered, looking pale and worn. He walked up to the sideboard,
and tearing a piece from the loaf he devoured it voraciously, washing it down with a
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