They found the body

Sidney Paget


Photographic reproduction of watercolor

Illustration for Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Boscombe Valley Mystery,” p. 55.

Passage illustrated: “He was much excited, without either his gun or his hat, and his right hand and sleeve were observed to be stained with fresh blood. On following him they found the dead body stretched out upon the grass beside the pool. The head had been beaten in by repeated blows of some heavy and blunt weapon. The injuries were such as might very well have been inflicted by the butt-end of his son’s gun, which was found lying on the grass within a few paces of the body.”

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