At the foot of the stairs she met this Lascar scoundrel

Sidney Paget


Photographic reproduction of watercolor

Illustration for Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Man with the Twisted Lip.”

Text illustrated: “Convinced that something was amiss with him, she rushed down the steps—for the house was none other than the opium den in which you found me to-night—and running through the front room she attempted to ascend the stairs which led to the first floor. At the foot of the stairs, however, she met this Lascar scoundrel of whom I have spoken, who thrust her back and, aided by a Dane, who acts as assistant there, pushed her out into the street. [Continued below]

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Formatting and text by George P. Landow

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