The adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The adventures of Sherlock Holmes

9月 29, 2021 4 Comments

Suddenly there was the momentary gleam of a light up in the direction of

the ventilator, which vanished immediately, but was succeeded by a

strong smell of burning oil and heated metal. Someone in the next room

had lit a dark-lantern. I heard a gentle sound of movement, and then all

was silent once more, though the smell grew stronger. For half an hour I

sat with straining ears. Then suddenly another sound became audible--a

very gentle, soothing sound, like that of a small jet of steam escaping

continually from a kettle. The instant that we heard it, Holmes sprang

from the bed, struck a match, and lashed furiously with his cane at the

bell-pull.