THERE ARE SEVENTEEN STORIES IN THE BOOK
The Singular Adventure of the Eccentric Gentleman
"If you are thinking that this chap is affected by the phases of the moon, Holmes, I should warn you that so-called lunatic behaviour has been utterly discredited by modern medecine."
The Singular Adventure of the Flat-Top Desk
"You mean he actually wanted to be shot in the back? I can't grasp this at all, Holmes," I said flabbergasted.
The Singular Adventure of the Disappearing Bubbles
"Well, to be honest, Dr Watson, they were rather rough looking men - not at all the
sort of men one expects to see on the beach watching a Punch & Judy show."
The Singular Adventure of the Blue Silk Underwear
"This is a cambric shirt and it would appear that the legs have been cut off
Miss Sally's underwear and crudely sewn around the sleeves of the shirt."
The Singular Adventure of the Sulky Pony
"Well, Watson, this is a pretty case. It is not often that we have several witnesses to a crime and there still seems to be no solution."
The Singular Adventure of the Holy Rood
"I fear that a possession belonging to whole Christian world has been stolen. A priceless relic of our Lord!" Bob, visibly shaken, sat down.
The Singular Adventure of the Oppressed Tragedian
"As for you, madam, I can say in all my experience, I have never met such an evil woman.
If we cannot expect loyalty, decency and honesty from our womenfolk, civilisation will descend
into barbarity. Good day."
The Singular Adventure of the Dead Tree
"Because, Mr Holmes, six months ago my father died and, shortly afterwards, so did one of
The Singular Adventure of the Rambling Detective
The sheet was stained with much blood and, when I lifted the corner to look, it was very evident why. A garden fork was obviously responsible as the wounds were in lines of four where the tines had penetrated the frail old lady's body.
The Singular Adventure of the Abandoned Bicycle
It could be seen from the marks in the snow that a man had pushed the bicycle from the shed to the driveway. There the bicycle remained abandoned but the footsteps had completely disappeared."
The Singular Adventure of the Bride of the Moon
Maskelyne the magician stopped dramatically and stared at Holmes. "That is why I have come
to you. Almost a week ago, Princess Zelda vanished from the stage of my theatre and has never
been heard of since."
The Singular Adventure of the Haunted House
"Oh, how awful," simpered Holmes. "I could not live in a house like this. I hope you have put
Jonquil and I near each other. I may become frightened in the night."
The Singular Adventure of the Absent Professor
"of course I was not mistaken, Watson. I do not make mistakes. The man they are to bury is not the missing professor."
The Singular Adventure of the Intermittent Jigsaw Puzzle
Then I saw it. On the floor in front of the very chair where I was sitting. A twist of newspaper containing a piece of jigsaw. The thing had arrived whilst I was asleep!
The Singular Adventure of the Sporting Gent
The bouncy man who had entered our rooms a bare half-hour ago crumpled before my eyes
and to my astonishment started to quietly weep. "I don't know what to do. I can't repay my
friends. I daren't go near my club. I'm ruined!"
The Singular Adventure of the Red Nosed Artist
Lestrade glanced around. "This must not get out, you understand. Not a word." He gently
raised the artist's smock and to our surprise the body underneath was completely naked and the
masculine organ was painted with red paint.
The Singular Adventure of the Spurious Ambassador
"Are you seriously proposing that I counterfeit a foreign nobleman? Are you mad? What language does he speak? German? Russian? Slovene?"