“‘Put it down! Down, this instant, Watson—this instant, I say!’ His head sank back upon the pillow and he gave a deep sigh of relief as I replaced the box upon the mantelpiece. ‘I hate to have my things touched, Watson. You know that I hate it. You fidget me beyond endurance. You, a doctor—you are enough to drive a patient into an asylum. Sit down, man, and let me have my rest!’”
Illustration by Walter Paget for “The Adventure of the Dying Detective”, The Strand Magazine, December 1913.