Holmes opened it and smelled the single cigar which it contained

Sidney Paget


Photographic reproduction of ink and paper

Illustration for Arthur Conan Doyle's “Adventure of the Resident Patient,” p. 290.

Passage illustrated: “Holmes opened it and smelled the single cigar which it contained. 'Oh, this is an Havana, and these others are cigars of the peculiar sort which are imported by the Dutch from their East Indian colonies. They are usually wrapped in straw, you know, and are thinner for their length than any other brand.' He picked up the four ends and examined them with his pocket-lens.”

“'Two of these have been smoked from a holder and two without," said he. "Two have been cut by a not very sharp knife, and two have had the ends bitten off by a set of excellent teeth. This is no suicide, Mr. Lanner. It is a very deeply planned and cold-blooded murder.'”

Formatting and text by George P. Landow

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