Holmes dashed into the crowd to protect the lady; but just as he reached her he gave a cry and dropped to the ground, with the blood running freely down his face.
The lamps had been lit, but the blinds had not been drawn, so that I could see Holmes as he lay upon the couch.
I caught a glimpse of rushing figures, and a moment later the voice of Holmes from within assuring them that it was a false alarm.
, because I recognized that I am myself an unpractical man and because I am suddenly confronted with a most serious and extraordinary problem.
This is a very singular knife," said Holmes, lifting it up and examining it minutely.
Madam Derbyshire had somewhat expensive tastes," remarked Holmes, glancing down the account.
Holmes was silent and motionless; but I could tell that he was keenly alert, and that his eyes were fixed intently upon the stream of passers-by.
Holmes crouched back against the wall, and I did the same, my hand closing upon the handle of my revolver.
Sherlock Holmes, when you come upon the right scent -- a kind of thrill in your nerves.
It's quite exciting," said Sherlock Holmes, with a yawn.
A long silence was broken by a sudden exclamation from Holmes, who dashed at a cupboard, from which he emerged with a second yellow-covered volume in his hand.
On the contrary, he has done quite remarkably well," said Holmes.