|"You see it, Watson?" he yelled. "You see it?" Sidney Paget's illustration of the Sherlock Holmes short story, the Speckled Band, which appeared in "Strand Magazine", February 1892.|
Editor's Note: "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" is one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is the eighth of the 12 stories collected in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." It is one of four Sherlock Holmes stories that can be classified as a locked room mystery. The story was first published in "Strand Magazine" in February 1892, with illustrations by Sidney Paget. It was published under the different title "The Spotted Band" in New York World in August 1905. Doyle later revealed that he thought this was his best Holmes story.
|Her features and figure were those of a woman of thirty, but her hair was shot with premature gray, and her expression was weary and haggard|