“My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me
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The second Sherlock Holmes mystery begins with Holmes himself in a
cocaine-induced haze, interrupted by the arrival of a distressed and beautiful
young lady. Each year following the strange disappearance of her father, Miss
Morstan has received a rare and lustrous pearl. Now, on the day she is summoned
to meet her anonymous benefactor, she comes to consult with Holmes and Watson.