The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Opening line:

Mr Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he stayed up all night, was seated at the breakfast table.

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A Scandal in Bohemia by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Opening line:

To Sherlock Holmes she is always THE woman.

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Stapleton laughed. “That is the great Grimpen Mire,” said he. “A false step yonder means death to man or beast. Only yesterday I saw one of the moor ponies wander into it. He never came out. I saw his head for quite a long time craning out of the bog-hole, but it sucked him down at last. Even in dry seasons it is a danger to cross it, but after these autumn rains it is an awful place. And yet I can find my way to the very heart of it and return alive.