Holmes clapped a pistol to his head and Martin slipped the handcuffs over his wrists

Sidney Paget


Photographic reproduction of ink or watercolor on paper

Illustration for Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Adventure of the Dancing Men,” p. 479.

Like many of the full-page illustrations that serve as frontispieces, this fine example of Paget's dramatic dark plates shows the climax of a story that the reader has not yet read.

See below for passage illustrated.

Formatting and text by George P. Landow

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