By Laurie R. King, Leslie S. Klinger (editors)
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Surely you noticed, as I did when she called out to her child, that she showed a very fine, strong set of teeth, remarkable however, not for their completeness or their pleasing alignment, but rather for the fact that they are pinkish: a rare, but nonetheless documented phenomenon which arises only in those who have been accustomed to drink, from birth, the iron-rich waters of certain spas. “As I know from my own remarkable cure in those waters, one of those with the highest content of ferric matter is at Mergentheim.
Game? —” “De Voors,” I said, blurting out the first thing that came to mind. “Ah! De Voors. ” It was not so much a question as a statement—as if he were ticking off an internal checklist. “Yes,” I said. ” “As I suspected. ” “See here, Mister—” “Montague,” he said, seizing my hand and giving it a hearty shake. Why did I have the feeling he was simultaneously using his forefinger to gauge my pulse? “… Samuel Montague. I am happy to meet you. ” He gave his cap a subservient tip, ending with a two-fingered salute at its brim.
An old soldier. He limps. He was wounded. His large body is mounted upon spindly legs. Probably spent a great deal of time in a military hospital recovering from his wounds. Not an officer—he doesn’t have the bearing. Infantry, I should say. ” Montague bit the corner of his lip and gave me half a wink. ” he said. “Now then,” he went on, pointing with his chin towards the woman sitting alone on the park bench closest to the water. “Over there is a person who seems quite ordinary—quite plain. No superabundance of clues to be had.
A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon by Laurie R. King, Leslie S. Klinger (editors)