Sherlock Holmes: The Man with the Twisted Lip

1
Dr. Watson leaves
Baker Street on a
dangerous mission.

2
Down in the depths of 
London's Underworld.

3
"Come, Whitney, rouse
yourself man; your
wife has sent me to
take you home."

4
"Send your patient home
alone Doctor; he is too
done up to give any
trouble. I should like a
word with you privately."

5
"Holmes! What on earth
are you doing here?"

6
"I'll tell you all about
it when we get back
to Baker Street, my 
dear Watson."

7
Back at Baker Street.

8
"Now, my dear Watson, I
will explain my presence
in the opium den."

9
"The first factor in 
the case is one of 
London's best known
street beggars."

10
"This familiar denizen
of Piccadilly Circus is
known as 'THE MAN WITH
THE TWISTED LIP'."

11
"The second factor is
Mr. Neville St. Clair,
a most respectable 
gentleman 'who is
something in the City'."

12
"Yesterday Mr. St. Clair
left his suburban home to
go to business as usual."

13
"He promised his son 
that he would have his 
toy tram mended."

14
"During the day Mrs.
St. Clair received a 
telegram."

15
"Late in the afternoon Mrs.
St. Clair went to the docks
in answer to the wire."

16
"My husband - at
the window - they're
killing him!"

17
"The toy tram my husband 
took to be mended!"

18
"The Sergeant saw a blood
stained finger mark."

19
"The Sergeant discovered
St. Clair's coat in the
river mud outside the 
window."

20
"The pockets were
filled with coppers
to make it sink."

21
"Poor Mrs. St. Clair
brought the case to me,
but I am afraid the
explanation is obvious."

22
"'The man with the twisted
  lip' murdered St. Clair,
  and in order to sink
  his clothes, filled the
  pockets with coppers."

23
"The point I cannot
elucidate is, what
motive the murderer
could have had?"

24
"Mrs. St. Clair has
called, sir!"

25
"He cut his thumb badly
the day before yesterday,
and I knew instinctively."

26
"My husband was not
murdered, I have just
received a letter from 
him!"

27
"I know he still lives;
the sympathy between
us is so great that I
even know when he cuts 
himself shaving."

28
"My first object must 
be to obtain certain
finger prints."

29
THE NEXT MORNING.

30
"They are identical, this 
 settles the matter -
 St. Clair was murdered."

31
"Oh no he wasn't! We
 will go to the Police Station
 and interview 'the man with
 the twisted lip'."

32
"'The man with the twisted 
  lip,' my dear Watson -
  and a filthy looking beast
  he looks, doesn't he?"

33
"Now, Mr. Neville St. Clair,
 what is the meaning of 
 this masquerade?"

34
"For years I have been
 a professional beggar -
 I make a very good
 income at it . . . . ."

35
"I married above me
 and have never dared
 tell my wife what my
 business is . . . . . ."

36
"The other day I took
 my child's toy to be
 mended . . . . . . ."

37
"I used a room above
 the den to change and
 make-up in ......"

38
"I had no time to do
 more than get rid of
 the coat ......"

39
"I dare not let
 my wife know my
 deception."

40
"After all, I don't see
 what you can do to
 me legally - you can't
 very well hang me for
 the murder of myself, can you?"

41
"You'll probably be
 released at once."

42
"God help me, how am
 I to face my wife?"

43
And so Holmes told 
her the whole story.

44
"Oh, Mr. Holmes, it
 is too awful to
 contemplate."

45
"Too awful for my
 poor husband, I mean."

46
"Can you ever forgive 
 me, dear?"


THE END

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