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robertq
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Hello all,

I began the thread on first-person narrators talking about a couple of Sherlock Holmes stories written in first person from Holmes' pov, and Robert Nowall knew the titles. Here's the first few lines and the links.


http://sherlockholmes_cases.tripod.com/lionmane.htm

THE ADVENTURE OF THE LION'S MANE
It is a most singular thing that a problem which was certainly as abstruse and unusual as any which I have faced in my long professional career should have come to me after my retirement, and be brought, as it were, to my very door. It occurred after my withdrawal to my little Sussex home, when I had given myself up entirely to that soothing life of Nature for which I had so often yearned during the long years spent amid the gloom of London.

http://sherlockholmes_cases.tripod.com/soldiers.htm
THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLANCHED SOLDIER

The ideas of my friend Watson, though limited, are exceedingly pertinacious. For a long time he has worried me to write an experience of my own. Perhaps I have rather invited this persecution, since I have often had occasion to point out to him how superficial are his own accounts and to accuse him of pandering to popular taste instead of confining himself rigidly to facts and figures.

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I looked 'em up on Wikipedia, though I've read them and also discussed them the last time they came up 'round here. But they're so in public domain...
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