Fast asleep in his box
Photographic reproduction of ink or watercolor on paper
Illustration for Arthur Conan Doyle's “Adventure of the Naval Treaty,” p. 309.
Passage illustrated: “'It is of the utmost importance that you should notice this point. I went down the stairs and into the hall, where I found the commissionnaire fast asleep in his box, with the kettle boiling furiously upon the spirit-lamp. I took off the kettle and blew out the lamp, for the water was spurting over the floor. Then I put out my hand and was about to shake the man, who was still sleeping soundly, when a bell over his head rang loudly, and he woke with a start.'”
Formatting and text by George P. Landow.
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