Holding it only and inch or two from his nose

Sidney Paget

1891

Photographic reproduction of ink or watercolor on paper

Illustration for Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” p. 362.

Passage illustrated: “‘Yes, I have very little hesitation in saying that could we examine the waste-paper baskets of the hotels around Charing Cross until we found the remains of the mutilated Times leader we could lay our hands straight upon the person who sent this singular message. Halloa! Halloa! What's this?"”

“He was carefully examining the foolscap, upon which the words were pasted, holding it only an inch or two from his eyes.’”

Formatting and text by George P. Landow

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