The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans

The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans

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The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans by Arthur Conan Doyle

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1912

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39

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1600830110

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The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans

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re specialists, but his specialism is omniscience. We will suppose that a minister needs information as to a point which involves the Navy, India, Canada and the bimetallic question; he could get his separate advices from various departments upon each, but only Mycroft can focus them all, and say offhand how each factor would affect the other. They began by using him as a short-cut, a convenience; now he has made himself an essential. In that great brain of his everything is pigeon-holed and can be handed out in an instant. Again and again his word has decided the national policy. He lives in it. He thinks of nothing else save when, as an intellectual exercise, he unbends if I call upon him and ask him to advise me on one of my little problems. But Jupiter is descending to-day. What on earth can it mean? Who is Cadogan West, and what is he to Mycroft?"

"I have it," I cried, and plunged among the litter of papers upon the sofa. "Yes, yes, here he is, sure enough! Cadogen West was the young man who was f

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Second of the Sherlock Holmes stories to feature Mycroft Holmes as a character. One of the better short stories.
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