HOLMES


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HOLMESHome Office Large Major Enquiry System (UK police information system)
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A little diplomacy was needed, but when Holmes understood that the establishment was a bachelor one, and that he would be allowed the fullest freedom, he fell in with my plans and a week after our return from Lyons we were under the Colonel's roof.
On the evening of our arrival we were sitting in the Colonel's gun-room after dinner, Holmes stretched upon the sofa, while Hayter and I looked over his little armory of Eastern weapons.
"Really, Watson, you excel yourself," said Holmes, pushing back his chair and lighting a cigarette.
I laughed incredulously as Sherlock Holmes leaned back in his settee and blew little wavering rings of smoke up to the ceiling.
Sherlock Holmes was leaning back in his chair after his whimsical protest, and was unfolding his morning paper in a leisurely fashion, when our attention was arrested by a tremendous ring at the bell, followed immediately by a hollow drumming sound, as if someone were beating on the outer door with his fist.
Holmes; and, in addition, I am the most unfortunate man at this moment in London.
"They would be likely to agree on some meeting-place beforehand," remarked Holmes.
I felt a creeping of the flesh, and a presentiment of coming horror, even before Sherlock Holmes answered.
"My blushes, Watson!" Holmes murmured in a deprecating voice.
A distinct touch!" cried Holmes. "You are developing a certain unexpected vein of pawky humour, Watson, against which I must learn to guard myself.
Sherlock Holmes' quick eye took in my occupation, and he shook his head with a smile as he noticed my questioning glances.
"I begin to think, Watson," said Holmes, "that I make a mistake in explaining.