This was the place indicated

Sidney Paget


Photographic reproduction of watercolor

Illustration for Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual,” p. 256.

Passage illustrated: “From this starting-point I proceeded to step, having first taken the cardinal points by my pocket-compass. Ten steps with each foot took me along parallel with the wall of the house, and again I marked my spot with a peg. Then I carefully paced off five to the east and two to the south. It brought me to the very threshold of the old door. Two steps to the west meant now that I was to go two paces down the stone-flagged passage, and this was the place indicated by the Ritual.” [Continued below]

Formatting and text by George P. Landow

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