Just read it out to me

Just read it out to me — an illustration (1892) by Sidney Paget for Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle,” p. 95. Photographic reproduction of watercolor. Paget, who added the deerstalker hat that has become known as the trademark of Sherlock Holmes, here depicts him in a derby. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Passage Illustrated

“That’s the list of the folk from whom I buy. D’you see? Well, then, here on this page are the country folk, and the numbers after their names are where their accounts are in the big ledger. Now, then! You see this other page in red ink? Well, that is a list of my town suppliers. Now, look at that third name. Just read it out to me.”

“Mrs. Oakshott, 117, Brixton Road—249,” read Holmes.

Formatting and text by George P. Landow [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the Internet Archive and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes. “Reproduced from the original publication in The Strand Magazine with the classic illustrations by Sidney Paget.” Edison, New Jersey: Castle Books, [after 1954]. Internet Archive version of a copy donated by Friends of the San Francisco Library. Web.

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