Stuffs all the coins into the pockets

Sidney Paget


Photographic reproduction of watercolor

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

Text illustrated: “Suppose that this man Boone had thrust Neville St. Clair through the window. . . . What would he do then? It would of course instantly strike him that he must get rid of the tell-tale garments. He would seize the coat, then, and be in the act of throwing it out, when it would occur to him that it would swim and not sink. He has little time, for he has heard the scuffle downstairs when the wife tried to force her way up. . . . He rushes to some secret hoard, where he has accumulated the fruits of his beggary, and he stuffs all the coins upon which he can lay his hands into the pockets to make sure of the coat’s sinking.

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Formatting and text by George P. Landow

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