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beggar, though in order to avoid the police regulations he pretends to a small trade
in wax vestas. Some little distance down Threadneedle Street, upon the left- hand
side, there is, as you may have remarked, a small angle in the wall. Here it is that this
creature takes his daily seat, cross-legged with his tiny stock of matches on his lap,
and as New Balance M1300DG he is a piteous spectacle a small rain of charity descends into the greasy
leather cap which lies upon the pavement beside him. I have watched the fellow
more than once before ever I thought of making his professional acquaintance, and I
have been surprised at the harvest which he has reaped in a short time. His
appearance, you see, is so remarkable that no one can pass him without observing
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him. A shock of orange hair, a pale face disfigured by a horrible scar, which, by its
contraction, has turned up the outer edge of his upper lip, a bulldog chin, and a pair
of very penetrating dark eyes, which present a singular contrast to the colour of his
hair, all mark him out from amid the common crowd of mendicants and so, too, does
his wit, for he is ever ready with a reply to any piece of chaff which may be thrown at
him by the passers-by. This is the man whom we now learn to have been the lodger
at the opium den, and to have been the last man to see the gentleman of whom we
are in quest."
"But a cripple!" said I. "What could he have done s ingle-handed against a man in the
prime of life?"
"He is a cripple in the sense that he walks with a limp; but in other respects he
appears to be a powerful and well-nurtured man. Surely your medical experience
would tell you, Watson, that weakness in one limb is often compensated for by
exceptional strength in the others."
"Pray continue your narrative."
"Mrs. St. Clair had fainted at the sight of the blood upon the window, and she was
escorted home in a cab by the police, as her presence could be of no help to them in
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