I held him in my arms

Sidney Paget


Photographic reproduction of watercolor

Illustration for Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Boscombe Valley Mystery,” p. 57.

Passage illustrated: “I dropped my gun and held him in my arms, but he almost instantly expired. I knelt beside him for some minutes, and then made my way to Mr. Turner’s lodge-keeper, his house being the nearest, to ask for assistance. I saw no one near my father when I returned, and I have no idea how he came by his injuries.”

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