It was one o'clock in the afternoon when I left Loriston Gardens No. 3. Schalke Holmes went to the nearest telegraph office and sent a long wire. He then called a car and instructed the driver to go to the address given in Leicester.
On the way, he said, ‘There is no such thing as eye-witness evidence. In fact, my mind has fixed everything about this case. However, it is better to know everything you need to know
I said, ‘You surprised me, Holmes. Of course, you are not as sure as you are about the details. '
He replied, ‘There is no room for error. The first thing I noticed when I got there was that there were two spots on the wheel of a car on the road. Now, there has been no rain here in the last one week before last night. So the wheel stains that sat so deeply on the ground must have come there last night. One of the horse's razor marks is deeper than the other three. From that it is understood that a razor blade is new. Since the car was still there when it started to rain and it was never seen again tomorrow morning, Gregson said, so it can be assumed that it was there that night and two people came home in that car! '
I said, ‘It’s pretty straightforward. But the other man's height? '
‘Why? In nine out of ten cases, the height can be determined by the length of the step. ‘The calculation is very straightforward. I don't want to upset you with his description. I saw the length of this man's footsteps on the ground outside and in the dust of the house. Then I checked the calculation in a special way. When a person writes something on the wall, he usually writes at the same height as his eyes. That writing is a little over six feet from the floor. The rest is child's play. '
‘And his age?’ I asked. If a person can easily cross four and a half feet with every step, then he is certainly not an infirm old man. There is a path to the garden. He must have passed that too. Patented leather shoes have the impression of four sides. Its square dagger marks and clear. There is no mystery in this. The principles of observation and conjecture that I have mentioned in that article have only been applied in real life, and what else is there to understand? '
‘Fingernails and Trichinopoli,’ I reminded.
‘The word is written on the wall with a man’s index finger dipped in blood. I saw with the help of my glass. The placer on the wall is a bit scratched due to the writing. The ash is black and thin scaly. Such ash is found only in Trichinopoli cigars. I've read a lot about cigar ash, and I've written a little book about it. I am proud to say that I can tell the difference between cigar or tobacco ash of any known band once I see it. There is so much difference between a skilled detective and Leicester-Gregson in all these minor matters. '
‘And the red face?’ I asked.
‘Oh, that’s very good rice. There is no doubt about the accuracy of the current situation. Don't ask me any questions about the current situation. '
Turning my hand to my forehead, I said, ‘My head is spinning. The more I think, the more the mystery grows. What do two people do in the empty house? Of course, if the two are right. What happened to the driver who drove the car? How did one force the other to eat poison? When there was no robbery, what was the motive of the killer? Where to be a woman's ring or L? After all, why did the second man spell the word "RACHE" in German before he escaped? Admittedly, I do not see any way to reconcile these events. "
My partner smiled in support.
Said, ‘You have described the difficulties of the situation quite clearly. Even though I have made up my mind about the main events, a lot is still unclear. Speaking of poor Lestrade's discovery, it's a complete hoax. The idea is to mislead the police by creating the idea of socialism and secret societies. It is not written in German. Notice that the letter A is written in German style. But a true German always writes in Latin. Therefore, it can be said without hesitation that it is not written by a German, but by an incompetent copyist. It's just a ploy to divert all investigations. But doctor, no more talking. You know, if the magician explained his game to everyone, no one else would applaud him. If I explain everything to you, you will consider me a very ordinary person. '
‘I will never do that,’ I replied, ‘you have brought criminology so close to perfect science that no one else in the world could do more than that.’
I spoke with such sincerity that my partner's face lit up with joy. One thing I've learned is that Holmes is just as happy to hear a girl praise her appearance.
He said, 'I'm telling you one more thing. Petept leather and square-topped came in the same car, together like a friend সম্ভবত probably holding hands and walking down the aisle. Was standing, and walking squarely. These spots are clear on the dust. So I realized, he was getting more and more excited while walking. This can be understood by looking at the gap that has been continuously widened. Talking all the time and burning with anger. Then the accident happened. I told you everything I knew. The rest is still my guess. Of course, the work can be started on this basis. Now we have to leave early, because I want to listen to Norman Neruda's music in the evening concert in Hrale. '
As long as he spends all this time, our car is non-stop