By Arthur Conan Doyle
Yellow fog is swirling in the course of the streets of London, and Sherlock Holmes himself is sitting in a cocaine-induced haze until eventually the coming of a distressed and gorgeous younger woman forces the nice detective into motion. every year following the unusual disappearance of her father, leave out Morstan has acquired a gift of a unprecedented and lustrous pearl. Now, at the day she is summoned to satisfy her nameless benefactor, she consults Holmes and Watson.
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