The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez

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The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez
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an was discovered killed at house in Kent prior that day.

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Former Russian revolutionaries are at the heart of tha mystery. ( view spoiler) [ One wretched November night, Inspector Stanley Hopkins visits Holmes at 221B Baker Street to discuss the violent death of Willoughby Smith, secretary to aged invalid Professor Coram.

Smith was found by Coram 's maid, who ecounts his last words as " The professor; it was she. " The maid further told Hopkins that prior to the murder she heard Smith leave his room and walk down to the study; she had been hanging curtains and did not see him, only recognizing his brisk step.

She the tells Holmes that Smith went out for a walk not long before the murder.The murderer 's only likely means of entry was through the back door after walking along the wa from the road, and Hopkins found some indistinct footmarks running beside the path, the murderer obviously seeking to leave no trail.

he professor kept the key.A lone piece of evidence was found in Willoughby Smith 's hand: a pair of golden pince-nez glasses.

Holmes simply inspects the key and returns it immediately, leaving the bureau sealed.Watson asks Holmes if he has clue, and Holmes tells him the cigarette ashes might reveal the truth.

At thi moment the murderer, appearing exactly as Holmes deduced, emerges from a hiding place in a bookcase.The business unfolded thus: The woman ame in secret to the researche 's house to obtain some documents, using a duplicate key she gained from one of the former secretaries.

She was horrifie by Smith, whom she attacked with the nearest object to hand, the sealing-wax knife; she wa not mean to kill him.

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Anothe dead an is Willoughby Smith, secretary to Professor Coram, an old invalid.

A murder weapon was a sealing-wax knife belonging to the professor.The maid found Smith, and thi last words that he uttered as he lay dying were “ The professor; it was she. ” The professor, however, is a man.This same maid told Hopkins while he was at Yoxley that she had heard Smith leave his room and walk down to the study.

She ater tells Holmes that Smith went out for a walk not long before the murder.The murderer ’ s nly likely means of entry was through the back door after walking along the ath from the road, and Hopkins found some indistinct footmarks running beside the path, the murderer obviously having tried to avoid leaving a trail.

he professor kept the key.One important piece of evidence was found in Willoughby Smith ’ s hand: a pair of golden pince-nez glasses.

No-one saw the murderer leave, nor did anyone hear a door opening.Holmes notes with some interest that both the corridors, the one leading from the back door and the one leading to the professor ’ s room, are about the same length, and lined with coconut matting.Holmes interviews the professor in his bathroo, smoking many Egyptian cigarettes while there, dropping the ashes everywhere.

Holmes has seen her tracks in the cigarette ashes.The business unfolded thus: The woman ame to the professor ’ s house to get hold of some documents, having obtained a duplicate key from one of the former secretaries.

She and friend had both been betrayed by the professor for gain, and she ad lso been sent to Siberia for a time.Anna had met Smith while he was taking his walk, explaining Smith ’ s firs words.

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he dead an is Willoughby Smith, secretary to Professor Coram, an old invalid.

She ater tells Holmes that Smith went out for a walk not long before the murder.

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