His Last Bow

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His Last Bow  (1917) 
by Arthur Conan Doyle

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HIS LAST BOW:
A REMINISCENCE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES




NEW YORK

GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY



HIS LAST BOW
A REMINISCENCE
OF SHERLOCK HOLMES


BY
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

AUTHOR OF
THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES,”
THE BOER WAR,” ETC.

George H. Doran Company logo (1917).png

NEW YORK
GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

COPYRIGHT, 1917,
BY GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY

PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

PREFACE

THE friends of Mr. Sherlock Holmes will be glad to learn that he is still alive and well, though somewhat crippled by occasional attacks of rheumatism. He has, for many years, lived in a small farm upon the Downs five miles from Eastbourne, where his time is divided between philosophy and agriculture. During this period of rest he has refused the most princely offers to take up various cases, having determined that his retirement was a permanent one. The approach of the German war caused him, however, to lay his remarkable combination of intellectual and practical activity at the disposal of the Government, with historical results which are recounted in His Last Bow. Several previous experiences which have lain long in my portfolio have been added to His Last Bow so as to complete the volume.

John H. Watson, M.D.

HIS LAST BOW

By ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Author of “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,’’ etc.


HIS
LAST
BOW


Some Later Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes

THESE “later reminiscences” abound in grotesque situations and complications—in adventures characteristic of Sherlock Holmes—in mysteries and intricate problems neatly solved by the matchless and master detective of fiction as well as of the real world—

Conan Doyle’s analytical powers have never been more adequately demonstrated—never has his skill in deduction had more fascinating settings than in these reminiscences.


GEORGE H. DORAN COMPANY, Publishers, NEW YORK


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1930, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.