The Hound Of The Baskervilles
(Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Classics Collection)
ISBN10: 1508603553 ISBN13: 9781508603559 Contributors: Doyle, Arthur Conan, Sir Publisher: Createspace Indie Pub Platform Published: Feb 23 2015 Pages: 144 Height: 9.00" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.33" Language: English
Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table. I stood upon the hearth-rug and picked up the stick which our visitor had left behind him the night before. It was a fine, thick piece of wood, bulbous-headed, of the sort which is known as a "Penang lawyer." Just under the head was a broad silver band nearly an inch across. "To James Mortimer, M.R.C.S., from his friends of the C.C.H.," was engraved upon it, with the date "1884." It was just such a stick as the old-fashioned family practitioner used to carry-dignified, solid, and reassuring. "Well, Watson, what do you make of it?" Holmes was sitting with his back to me, and I had given him no sign of my occupation. "How did you know what I was doing? I believe you have eyes in the back of your head."