字里行间英文经典·福尔摩斯探案全集:血字的研究.pdf

字里行间英文经典·福尔摩斯探案全集:血字的研究.pdf
 

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内容简介
《福尔摩斯探案全集之血字的研究》是英国著名推理小说家阿瑟•柯南•道尔于1887年创作的长篇小说,这也是他第一本以夏洛克•福尔摩斯为主角的作品。在本书中,华生医生和福尔摩斯初次相遇,共同去追查一宗凶残诡异的杀人案件。

编辑推荐
历史上影响最大的文学侦探形象
福尔摩斯系列开篇之作
大侦探初次登场

英文原版,经典呈现

最 佳的文学经典读物 最 好的语言学习读本
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作者简介
阿瑟•柯南•道尔(1859—1930),英国小说家,因成功塑造侦探人物夏洛克•福尔摩斯而成为侦探小说历史上最重要的作家之一。代表作有《福尔摩斯探案集》(《血字的研究》、《四签名》、《巴斯克维尔的猎犬》等)。除此之外他还曾写过《失落的世界》等多部其他类型的小说,其作品涉及科幻、悬疑、 历史小说、爱情小说、戏剧、诗歌等。

目录
Part I 1
Chapter I Mr. Sherlock Holmes 3
Chapter II The Science of Deduction 13
Chapter III The Lauriston Garden Mystery 25
Chapter IV What John Rance Had to Tell 39
Chapter V Our Advertisement Brings A Visitor 48
Chapter VI Tobias Gregson Shows What He Can Do 57
Chapter VII Light in the Darkness 68

Part II 79
Chapter I On the Great Alkali Plain 81
Chapter II The Flower of Utah 93
Chapter III John Ferrier Talks with the Prophet 101
Chapter IV A Flight for Life 107
Chapter V The Avenging Angels 118
Chapter VI A Continuation of the Reminiscences of John Watson, M. D. 129
Chapter VII The Conclusion 142

文摘
This was a lofty chamber, lined and littered with countless bottles. Broad, low tables were scattered about, which bristled with retorts, test-tubes, and little Bunsen lamps, with their blue flickering flames. There was only one student in the room, who was bending over a distant table absorbed in his work. At the sound of our steps he glanced round and sprang to his feet with a cry of pleasure. “I’ve found it! I’ve found it,” he shouted to my companion, running towards us with a test-tube in his hand. “I have found a reagent which is precipitated by haemoglobin, and by nothing else.” Had he discovered a gold mine, greater delight could not have shone upon his features.
“Dr. Watson, Mr. Sherlock Holmes,” said Stamford, introducing us.
“How are you?” he said cordially, gripping my hand with a strength for which I should hardly have given him credit. “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.”
“How on earth did you know that?” I asked in astonishment.
“Never mind,” said he, chuckling to himself. “The question now is about haemoglobin. No doubt you see the significance of this discovery of mine?”
“It is interesting, chemically, no doubt,” I answered, “but practically—”
“Why, man, it is the most practical medico-legal discovery for years. Don’t you see that it gives us an infallible test for blood stains? Come over here now!” He seized me by the coat-sleeve in his eagerness, and drew me over to the table at which he had been working. “Let us have some fresh blood,” he said, digging a long bodkin into his finger, and drawing off the resulting drop of blood in a chemical pipette. “Now, I add this small quantity of blood to a litre of water. You perceive that the resulting mixture has the appearance of pure water. The proportion of blood cannot be more than one in a million. I have no doubt, however, that we shall be able to obtain the characteristic reaction.” As he spoke, he threw into the vessel a few white crystals, and then added some drops of a transparent fluid. In an instant the contents assumed a dull mahogany colour, and a brownish dust was precipitated to the bottom of the glass jar.
“Ha! ha!” he cried, clapping his hands, and looking as delighted as a child with a new toy. “What do you think of that?”
“It seems to be a very delicate test,” I remarked.
“Beautiful! beautiful! The old guaiacum test was very clumsy and uncertain. So is the microscopic examination for blood corpuscles.
The latter is valueless if the stains are a few hours old. Now, this appears to act as well whether the blood is old or new. Had this test been invented, there are hundreds of men now walking the earth who would long ago have paid the penalty of their crimes.”
“Indeed!” I murmured.
“Criminal cases are continually hinging upon that one point.
A man is suspected of a crime months perhaps after it has been committed. His linen or clothes are examined and brownish stains discovered upon them. Are they blood stains, or mud stains, or rust stains, or fruit stains, or what are they? That is a question which has puzzled many an expert, and why? Because there was no reliable test.
Now we have the Sherlock Holmes’ test, and there will no longer be any difficulty.”
His eyes fairly glittered as he spoke, and he put his hand over his heart and bowed as if to some applauding crowd conjured up by his imagination.
“You are to be congratulated,” I remarked, considerably surprised at his enthusiasm.
“There was the case of Von Bischoff at Frankfort last year. He would certainly have been hung had this test been in existence. Then there was Mason of Bradford, and the notorious Muller, and Lefevre of Montpellier, and Samson of New Orleans. I could name a score of cases in which it would have been decisive.”
“You seem to be a walking calendar of crime,” said Stamford with a laugh. “You might start a paper on those lines. Call it the ‘Police News of the Past.’”
“Very interesting reading it might be made, too,” remarked Sherlock Holmes, sticking a small piece of plaster over the prick on his finger. “I have to be careful,” he continued, turning to me with a smile, “for I dabble with poisons a good deal.” He held out his hand as he spoke, and I noticed that it was all mottled over with similar pieces of plaster, and discoloured with strong acids.

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