The gentleman in the pew handed it to her

Sidney Paget


Photographic reproduction of watercolor

Illustration for Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor,” p. 140

Passage illustrated: "'She dropped her bouquet as we went towards the vestry. She was passing the front pew at the time, and it fell over into the pew. There was a moment’s delay, but the gentleman in the pew handed it up to her again, and it did not appear to be the worse for the fall. Yet when I spoke to her of the matter, she answered me abruptly; and in the carriage, on our way home, she seemed absurdly agitated over this trifling cause.'"

Formatting and text by George P. Landow

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