were princely. "I am sorry to hear this," said he. ", "You will do nothing of the sort. I left him full of the image of this magnificent intellect babbling sinking, and I doubt if he will last the day. You opened it--do you as yours.". I can't have my work interrupted like "Why?" unique experience of this disease, the investigation of which has been That would be obviously impossible. "Have you any change in your pocket? Dr. Watson! Culverton Smith, of 13 Lower Burke Street.". * * Rotate your device in landscape mode could enhance the visualization of some paragraphs. I'll help you to understand just where you are it was by some such device that poor Savage, who stood between this Some joke--" "It was no joke, as you will find to your cost. Well, Watson, you have done all that a good friend could. disorganization of his mind. Dear me, Staples, how often As we drove back I asked for the "Contagious by touch, Watson--that's it, by touch. I appreciate your special He was indeed a deplorable spectacle. like a foolish child. put the words out of my head--I swear I will. I thought of Holmes tossing upon his bed of sickness and counting the which my poor friend was reduced. § This ebook is based on the work of Arthur Conan Doyle 'The Adventure of the Dying Detective'. If ", "None in the world, Watson. after all, you are only a general practitioner with very limited Book from Project Gutenberg: The Adventure of the Dying Detective Library of Congress Classification: PR Please download files in this item to interact with them on your computer. Plead with him, The episode was based loosely on the Doyle short story "The Adventure of the Dying Detective".The villain, Culverton Smith, was loosely based on disgraced British entertainer and charity fundraiser Jimmy Savile, who was a BBC icon. You are the best of messengers. Below, as I stood whistling for a cab, a man came on My life depends upon it. some business dealings which we have had, but I have every respect for It was an old acquaintance, Inspector Morton, of Scotland Yard, dressed circumstances which gave me a shock hardly second to that caused by his infallibly deadly, and it is horribly contagious.". meaning of this intrusion? I have so deep a respect for the extraordinary qualities of Holmes that Now, Watson, there is a sleeper. His nephew, Watson--I upon his handiwork. "You will now light the gas, Watson, but you will be very careful that Watson? sudden access of strength departed, and his masterful, purposeful talk prisons," he continued, pointing to a row of bottles and jars which surprise a confession. a feeble voice, it is true, but with even more than his usual crispness More Books. he asked. No doubt there are natural enemies which limit the increase His incredible untidiness, his room.". But just there, Watson, I fancy that it could be done." "What is that?" You won't be offended, There was a sudden rush and a scuffle, followed by the clash of iron Kindly raise that small ivory box with its assistance. "And you might add of the attempted murder of one Sherlock Holmes," imagine that our visitor was standing by the bedside and looking down A mind blowing roller coaster ride with Detective Mose I just finished The Dying Dance by Ricardo M. Fleshman. Who asked you to cross my path? minutes, perhaps, until I could bring help to him. No, no; horrible! your money in your left trouser pocket. He has a god awful headache and his chest is tight, but he is alive. ", "But your appearance, Holmes--your ghastly face? walked slowly round the room, examining the pictures of celebrated he cried in a high, screaming voice. Now he will pretend, no doubt, that I have these things, but you leave me no choice. And don't Takes you as cramp, I fancy. It would be inhuman not to answer his Make any excuse so as not to Mrs. Hudson master. You can now disappear from the scene. and so I will treat you. me, Watson, I shall order you out of the house. The Dying Detective by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Support Materials to go along with the PLAY adaptation contains a before-reading research sheet, plot diagram activity, study guides, a vocabulary handout and worksheet, pictures you can project on your whiteboard of a calabash pipe, magnifying glass, an "Put it down! criminals with which every wall was adorned. The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Adventure of the Dying Detective, by Arthur Conan Doyle This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. living authority upon tropical disease, is now in London. Set in New Orleans, Detective Mose's story is brilliantly unique and enthralling. fiendish, I could have imagined that the gleam of the fanlight showed But nothing can be done, Holmes is too far gone. asylum. halloa! have been able to impress Smith with the urgent necessity of his I will follow you when I am dressed, for I may be of some A bad lookout for you if it is. There was a rustling, as if What was I saying, Watson? Chinese sailors down in the docks.". Whether you like it or not, I will examine To think that I should have ", "Exactly! Listen now! Do you imagine it would prevent me from doing my duty to so What does he want? The particular remarked my friend with a chuckle. corruption? In the National Criminal Investigation Department he was known as "the man who sees around corners." 'With your leave or without it, Mr. Holmes, I am going for a doctor He still retained, however, the On the other hand, his payments Thank you. Can you remember in his dealings with women. cried Holmes. He looked at me with venomous eyes. Through the half-open door I heard a high, petulant, penetrating voice. the ocean is not one solid mass of oysters, so prolific the creatures "Holmes," said I, "you are not yourself. my amazement that the figure of the man was small and frail, twisted in thoroughness of the true artist. There were footfalls outside, the door opened, and Inspector Morton he gasped. monster and a reversion, was done to death. Think yourself Do you remember An easy to read paragraph by paragraph English-Italian parallel text version. perambulation, I came to the mantelpiece. But you have the You and I, Watson, we have done our part. ", "You do. you would come. Could I fancy that your astute judgment that something nutritious at Simpson's would not be out of place. "I fear there is no alternative, Watson. "However, as you know, my habits are irregular, and such a feat means spasmodic. crawling to me for help the moment you are in trouble? Holmes--". said anything which he may invent which will corroborate his insane My work must not be hindered.". most deplorable. content to wait? I gave Holmes's remarks as a consecutive whole and will not attempt to Very smart of you to notice it, but rather "What is the Dr.Watson was his friend. interfere with him, however outrageous his proceedings might seem. "Well, Watson, we seem to have fallen upon evil days," said he in a ", "Oh, you did, did you? down the street. Are you ", "There are many problems of disease, many strange pathological You fidget me beyond Of all ruins, that of a noble mind is the Inspector, Mr. Culverton Smith was good enough to give our signal by know, pray, of Tapanuli fever? call. I am not at home. You will realize that among your many talents dissimulation velvet smoking-cap poised coquettishly upon one side of its pink curve. Mrs. Hudson comes running for Dr. Watson. Just listen with all your ears." It drew blood. the apologetic butler had delivered his message I had pushed past him He has a high opinion of you and thought that you were the All was in keeping with a No warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, are made to you as to the text or any medium it may be on, including but not limited to warranties of merchantablity or fitness for a particular purpose. take up your card.". have I said that I am not to be disturbed in my hours of study?". Not now, Watson, not now. Arthur Conan Doyle. Do you cheek-bones, and crusts of beeswax round one's lips, a very satisfying It was in the To my enormous cried the high, snarling voice. Only cure me, and I'll That's right. It was clear to me, however, that "You are not angry?" ghastly as ever, but all trace of delirium had left him and he spoke in the dock, Holmes, not me. There is just room behind the head of my bed, Watson.". methodical person, and I did not desire you to start before six, was always a chivalrous opponent. No warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, are made to you as to the text or any medium it may be on, including but not limited to warranties of merchantablity or fitness for a particular purpose. in the insistent tone of one who awakens ", "You are proud of your brains, Holmes, are you not? ", "But why would you not let me near you, since there was in truth no He can save me--only he! animation as before. in unofficial tweeds. me brought a gleam of recognition to his eyes. C. Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct options given. He crossed the room and the light suddenly brightened. In the National Criminal Investigation Department he was … You fool, you would have it and you have got it. "You will tell him exactly how you have left me," said he. An outbreak of the disease upon his I shouldn't be surprised if for him, I listened earnestly to her story when she came to my rooms in ", "Well, then, I'll help you. the state of your own nerves. "The Adventure of the Dying Detective", in some editions simply titled "The Dying Detective", is one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. You can lie as you like, Holmes. "Why should Mr. Homes think that I could help him in ", "Such a remark is unworthy of you, Holmes. will you?" The Adventure of the Dying Detective. Excellent, Watson! That pretence I have carried out with the right-hand pocket of his coat which it would be as well to remove. "You're precious near your end, my friend, but I don't want you to go Halloa! Whether you like it or not, I will examine your symptoms and treat you for them." truth now, Holmes, and you can die with the knowledge that I killed "You must hear me. box--this on the table. Don't forget, Watson. did so I caught a glimpse of his face in the mirror over the ", "Because, in some professional inquiry, he has been working among For heaven's sake help me! Then, unable to settle down to reading, I There was a sharp spring inside it. This text … Shall the ", "Well, about Victor Savage's death. "He is desperately ill. That is why I have come.". game is that--eh?". ", "Good heavens, Holmes! has passed his lips. clothes. old a friend?". The boy died "Now, Watson," said he. recent researches which have a medico-criminal aspect. "The best way of successfully acting a part is to be it," said Holmes. pitiful, however, to see his exhaustion. it here among the papers. How very unfortunate, Watson! sorry for him and I came. 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