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1  To Sherlock Holmes she is always the woman.
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2  In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex.
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3  He never spoke of the softer passions, save with a gibe and a sneer.
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4  I rang the bell and was shown up to the chamber which had formerly been in part my own.
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5  Then he stood before the fire and looked me over in his singular introspective fashion.
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6  He had risen out of his drug-created dreams and was hot upon the scent of some new problem.
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7  He was pacing the room swiftly, eagerly, with his head sunk upon his chest and his hands clasped behind him.
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8  And yet there was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene Adler, of dubious and questionable memory.
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9  His rooms were brilliantly lit, and, even as I looked up, I saw his tall, spare figure pass twice in a dark silhouette against the blind.
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10  Obviously they have been caused by someone who has very carelessly scraped round the edges of the sole in order to remove crusted mud from it.
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11  Beyond these signs of his activity, however, which I merely shared with all the readers of the daily press, I knew little of my former friend and companion.
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12  He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen, but as a lover he would have placed himself in a false position.
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13  With hardly a word spoken, but with a kindly eye, he waved me to an armchair, threw across his case of cigars, and indicated a spirit case and a gasogene in the corner.
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14  But for the trained reasoner to admit such intrusions into his own delicate and finely adjusted temperament was to introduce a distracting factor which might throw a doubt upon all his mental results.
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15  He was still, as ever, deeply attracted by the study of crime, and occupied his immense faculties and extraordinary powers of observation in following out those clues, and clearing up those mysteries which had been abandoned as hopeless by the official police.
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16  As I passed the well-remembered door, which must always be associated in my mind with my wooing, and with the dark incidents of the Study in Scarlet, I was seized with a keen desire to see Holmes again, and to know how he was employing his extraordinary powers.
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17  From time to time I heard some vague account of his doings: of his summons to Odessa in the case of the Trepoff murder, of his clearing up of the singular tragedy of the Atkinson brothers at Trincomalee, and finally of the mission which he had accomplished so delicately and successfully for the reigning family of Holland.
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