Shook out five little dried orange pips

Sidney Paget


Photographic reproduction of watercolor

Illustration for Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Five Orange Pips.”

Text illustrated: “The young man took from his waistcoat a crumpled envelope, and turning to the table he shook out upon it five little dried orange pips. 'This is the envelope,' he continued. “The postmark is London—eastern division. Within are the very words which were upon my father’s last message: ‘K. K. K.’; and then ‘Put the papers on the sundial.’”

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Formatting and text by George P. Landow

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