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A Study in Scarlet
The Afghan Explanation (Chapter 2)

"Observation with me is second nature. You appeared to be surprised when I told you, on our first meeting, that you had come from Afghanistan."
"You were told, no doubt."
"Nothing of the sort. I knew you came from Afghanistan. […] The train of reasoning ran, 'Here is a gentleman of a medical type, but with the air of a military man. Clearly an army doctor, then. He has just come from the tropics, for his face is dark, and that is not the natural tint of his skin, for his wrists are fair. He has undergone hardship and sickness, as his haggard face says clearly. His left arm has been injured. He holds it in a stiff and unnatural manner. Where in the tropics could an English army doctor have seen much hardship and got his arm wounded? Clearly in Afghanistan."
"It is simple enough as you explain it," I said, smiling.

A Study in Scarlet (1887) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (abridged)


  • Sherlock Holmes - A Study in Scarlet (extract 2) ( recorded by raanfr ), American

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