The Hound Of The Baskervilles

by A. Conan Doyle

  • # 113 Apr '12
    
Chapter One
Mr. Sherlock Holmes

    Chapter One Mr. Sherlock Holmes

  • # 213 Apr '12
    Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very
late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when
he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table.

    Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table.

  • # 313 Apr '12
    I stood upon the hearth-rug and picked up the
stick which our visitor had left behind him the night
before.

    I stood upon the hearth-rug and picked up the stick which our visitor had left behind him the night before.

  • # 413 Apr '12
    It was a fine, thick piece of
wood, bulbous-headed, of the sort which is known as a "Penang
lawyer."

    It was a fine, thick piece of wood, bulbous-headed, of the sort which is known as a "Penang lawyer."

  • # 513 Apr '12
    Just under the head was a broad
silver band nearly an inch across.

    Just under the head was a broad silver band nearly an inch across.

  • # 613 Apr '12
    "To
James Mortimer, M.R.C.S., from his friends of the C.C.H.," was
engraved upon it, with the date "1884."

    "To James Mortimer, M.R.C.S., from his friends of the C.C.H.," was engraved upon it, with the date "1884."

  • # 714 Apr '12
    It was just such a stick as the old-fashioned family
practitioner used to carry—dignified, solid, and
reassuring.

    It was just such a stick as the old-fashioned family practitioner used to carry—dignified, solid, and reassuring.

  • # 813 Apr '12
    "Well, Watson, what do you make of
it?"

    "Well, Watson, what do you make of it?"

  • # 913 Apr '12
    Holmes was sitting with his back to me, and I
had given him no sign of my occupation.

    Holmes was sitting with his back to me, and I had given him no sign of my occupation.

  • # 1014 Apr '12
    "How did you know what I was doing? I believe
you have eyes in the back of your head."

    "How did you know what I was doing? I believe you have eyes in the back of your head."

  • # 1114 Apr '12
    "I have, at least, a well-polished,
silver-plated coffee-pot in front of me," said he.

    "I have, at least, a well-polished, silver-plated coffee-pot in front of me," said he.

  • # 1214 Apr '12
    "But, tell me, Watson, what do you make of our
visitor's stick?

    "But, tell me, Watson, what do you make of our visitor's stick?

  • # 1314 Apr '12
    Since we have been so
unfortunate as to miss him and have no notion of his errand, this
accidental souvenir becomes of importance.

    Since we have been so unfortunate as to miss him and have no notion of his errand, this accidental souvenir becomes of importance.

  • # 1414 Apr '12
    Let me hear you reconstruct the man by an examination of
it."

    Let me hear you reconstruct the man by an examination of it."

  • # 1514 Apr '12
    "I think," said I, following as far as I
could the methods of my companion, "that Dr. Mortimer is a
successful, elderly medical man, well-esteemed since those who know
him give him this mark of their appreciation."

    "I think," said I, following as far as I could the methods of my companion, "that Dr. Mortimer is a successful, elderly medical man, well-esteemed since those who know him give him this mark of their appreciation."

  • # 1614 Apr '12
    "Good!" said Holmes. "Excellent!"

    "Good!" said Holmes. "Excellent!"

  • # 1714 Apr '12
    "I think also that the probability is in
favour of his being a country practitioner who does a great deal of
his visiting on foot."

    "I think also that the probability is in favour of his being a country practitioner who does a great deal of his visiting on foot."

  • # 1814 Apr '12
    "Why so?"

    "Why so?"