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Collection of My Thoughts on Your Question. Regards, Mark Twain

Mark Twain Collection including A Double Barrelled Detective Story & Joan of Arc by Mark Twain.

A Double Barrelled Detective Story, Part II, Hope Canyon Silver Mine Camp, 1900.

The next afternoon the village was electrified with an immense sensation. A grave and dignified foreigner of distinguished bearing and appearance had arrived at the tavern, and entered this formidable name upon the register:

    Sherlock Holmes

The news buzzed from cabin to cabin, from claim to claim; tools were dropped, and the town swarmed toward the center of interest. A man passing out at the northern end of the village shouted it to Pat Riley, whose claim was the next one to Flint Buckner's. At that time Fetlock Jones seemed to turn sick. He muttered to himself,
"Uncle Sherlock! The mean luck of it!—that he should come just when...." He dropped into a reverie, and presently said to himself: "But what's the use of being afraid of him? Anybody that knows him the way I do knows he can't detect a crime except...
A Double Barrelled Detective Story, by Mark Twain, 1902. Project Gutenberg eBook(fee online in various formats).

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul