by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dua belas kasus dihadirkan ke hadapan sang detektif jenius. Tanpa ragu, Sherlock Holmes memecahkan setiap kasus menggunakan sel-sel kecil di otaknya. Disajikan dalam bahasa Inggris, kisah detektif ini akan mengantarkan pembaca melalui penuturan aslinya
His manner was not e?usive. It seldom was; but he was glad, I think, to see me. With hardly a word spoken, but with a kindly eye, he waved me to an armchair, threw across his case of cigars, and indicated a spirit case and a gasogene in the corner.
I had expected to see Sherlock Holmes impatient under this rambling and inconsequential narrative, but, on the contrary, he had listened with the greatest concentration of attention.
Never in my life have I seen such a sight. Te man's face peeled o? under the sponge like the bark from a tree. Gone was the coarse brown tint! Gone, too, was the horrid scar which had seamed it across, and the twisted lip which had given the repulsive sneer to the face!
"Give me a pencil and that slip of paper. Now, then: 'Found at the corner of Goodge Street, a goose and a black felt hat. Mr. Henry Baker can have the same by applying at 6:30 this evening at 221B, Baker Street.'
"It was pitch dark inside the house, and the colonel fumbled about looking for matches and muttering under his breath. Suddenly a door opened at the other end of the passage, and a long, golden bar of light shot out in our direction.
"'Precisely.' He opened the case, and there, imbedded in sof, ?esh-coloured velvet, lay the magnifcent piece of jewellery which he had named. 'Tere are thirty-nine enormous beryls,' said he, 'and the price of the gold chasing is incalculable.