The Crooked Man pt. 1 | Sherlock Holmes


Arthur Conan Doyle

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Tonight, we’ll read "The Adventure of the Crooked Man", written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.Out of 56 total stories, Doyle ranked "The Adventure of the Crooked Man" 15th in a list of his 19 favorite Sherlock Holmes stories.Although "Elementary, my dear Watson" is known popularly as a catch-phrase of Sherlock Holmes, the character never says this in any of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories. In The Adventure of the Crooked Man, though, he comes his closest to it in the following dialog:"I have the advantage of knowing your habits, my dear Watson," said he."Excellent!" I cried."Elementary," said he.