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The Adventure of the Cardboard Box

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,608 / 33 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 88.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 45,194
mnybks.net#: 2279
Origin: gutenberg.org

Included in the collection His Last Bow.

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ss Cushing? We may take it that the sender of the packet is the man whom we want. But he must have some strong reason for sending Miss Cushing this packet. What reason then? It must have been to tell her that the deed was done! or to pain her, perhaps. But in that case she knows who it is. Does she know? I doubt it. If she knew, why should she call the police in? She might have buried the ears, and no one would have been the wiser. That is what she would have done if she had wished to shield the criminal. But if she does not wish to shield him she would give his name. There is a tangle here which needs straightening to." He had been talking in a high, quick voice, staring blankly up over the garden fence, but now he sprang briskly to his feet and walked towards the house.

"I have a few questions to ask Miss Cushing," said he.

"In that case I may leave you here," said Lestrade, "for I have another small business on hand. I think that I have nothing further to learn from Miss Cushing. You will fin

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2011.09.08
Andrew Ives
****.

I have never read (or watched) any Sherlock Holmes stories, and even though the title of this one didn't sound especially scintillating, it was actually surprisingly enjoyable. The mystery is about as deep as can be expected for 33 pages, and it reads a little like Victorian CSI in places, but I think it has converted me into a slight Holmes fan.


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