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The Adventure of the Dying Detective

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 5,734 / 23 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.6
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 28,645
mnybks.net#: 2281

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e case of a stranger. Do you imagine it would prevent me from doing my duty to so old a friend?"

Again I advanced, but he repulsed me with a look of furious anger.

"If you will stand there I will talk. If you do not you must leave the room."

I have so deep a respect for the extraordinary qualities of Holmes that I have always deferred to his wishes, even when I least understood them. But now all my professional instincts were aroused. Let him be my master elsewhere, I at least was his in a sick room.

"Holmes," said I, "you are not yourself. A sick man is but a child, and so I will treat you. Whether you like it or not, I will examine your symptoms and treat you for them."

He looked at me with venomous eyes.

"If I am to have a doctor whether I will or not, let me at least have someone in whom I have confidence," said he.

"Then you have none in me?"

"In your friendship, certainly. But facts are facts, Watson, and, after all, you are only a general practiti

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.3 from 3 reviews: *****
2015.12.17
Ayoola
*****

One of Doyle's best short stories. It has a humourous streak in it.

2010.07.03
Beth Oljace
***..

One of my favorite Holmes stories, probably because Watson is an active character. Holmes is ill and he refuses to allow Watson to treat him.

2009.02.23
stan lee
*****

one of the best of holmes short sories


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