A fictional English detective, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes's extraordinary powers of memory, observation, and deduction enable him to solve mysteries and identify criminals in cases that leave all other detectives baffled. His companion is Dr. Watson, who records his exploits. Holmes is often mistakenly quoted as saying, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”
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The cops were as incompetent as they often appear to be in the Holmes stories.
Holmes addicts had arrived at the show from all over the world.
Of course, you could protest that Sherlock did not really exist and the Ripper did.
I fancy Holmes would have destroyed those theories with nothing more than his intuition.
Old Holmes furrowed his brow and closed one eye, seeking with the other the inspiration of the sky.
"Mind what I told you, Henery," he whispered very loud, glaring at Mr. Holmes.
Vincent Alsop died; a presbyterian clergyman, who attacked Dr. Sherlock with great wit and some seriousness.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Henry Holmes was standing with his back to the stove, one hand wagging up and down at the solemn line of figures on the bench.
"All Ike's property to-day ain't as val'able to me now as that cent was then," Mr. Holmes answered solemnly.