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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes | Online Kid's Book
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective and illustrated by Sidney Paget.  These are the first of the Sherlock Holmes short stories, originally published as single stories in the Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892.

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Pages: 249
Reading Level: Advanced (9 to 13)
Language: English
Categories: Action Adventure, Classics, Magic
Features: Chapters
Keywords: mystery, detective, problem solving
Date Added: October 29, 2013
Part A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA  Chapter To Sherlock Holmes she is always THE woman I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name In his eyes she eclipses and pre dominates the whole of her sex It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler All emotions and that one particularly were ab horrent to his cold precise but admirably balanced mind He was I take it the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen but as a lover he would have placed himself in a false position He never spoke of the softer passions save with a gibe and a sneer They were admirable things for the observerexcellent for drawing the veil from mens motives and actions But for the trained reasoner to admit such intrusions into his own delicate and finely adjusted temperament was to introduce a distracting factor which might throw a doubt upon all his mental results Grit in a sensitive instrument or a crack in one of his own highpower lenses would not be more disturbing than a strong emotion in a nature such as his And yet there was but one woman to him and that woman was the late Irene Adler of dubious and question able memory I had seen little of Holmes lately My marriage had drifted us away from each other My own complete happiness and the homecentred in terests which rise up around the man who first finds himself master of his own establishment were sufficient to absorb all my attention while Holmes who loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul remained in our lodgings in Baker Street buried among his old books and alternating from week to week between cocaine and ambi tion the drowsiness of the drug and the fierce energy of his own keen nature He was still as ever deeply attracted by the study of crime and occupied his immense faculties and extraordinary powers of observation in following out those clues and clearing up those mysteries which had been abandoned as hopeless by the official police From time to time I heard some va