Then he stood before the fire

Then he stood before the fire

Sidney Paget


Photographic reproduction of watercolor

Illustration for Arthur Conan Doyle's “A Scandal in Bohemia,” p. 12.

Passage illustrated: “His manner was not effusive. 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. Then he stood before the fire and looked me over in his singular introspective fashion.”

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