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The Firm of Girdlestone

By Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir
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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (1859-1930) was a Scottish author. He is most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction. His first significant work was A Study in Scarlet, which appeared in Beeton's Christmas Annual for 1887 and featured the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes, who was partially modelled after his former university professor, Joseph Bell. Other works include The Firm of Girdlestone (1890), The Captain of the Polestar (1890), The Doings of Raffles Haw (1892), Beyond the City (1892), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892), The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard (1896), The Great Boer War (1900), The Green Flag (1900), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), and The Lost World (1912).

Table of Contents
  • THE FIRM OF GIRDLESTONE.
  • TO MY OLD FRIEND
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
      • CHAPTER.
  • THE FIRM OF GIRDLESTONE.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • MR. JOHN HARSTON KEEPS AN APPOINTMENT.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • CHARITY A LA MODE.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • THOMAS GILRAY MAKES AN INVESTMENT.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • CAPTAIN HAMILTON MIGGS OF THE "BLACK EAGLE."
    • CHAPTER V.
      • MODERN ATHENIANS.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • A RECTORIAL ELECTION.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • ENGLAND VERSUS SCOTLAND.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • A FIRST PROFESSIONAL.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • A NASTY CROPPER.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • DWELLERS IN BOHEMIA.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • SENIOR AND JUNIOR.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • A CORNER IN DIAMONDS.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • SHADOW AND LIGHT.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • A SLIGHT MISUNDERSTANDING.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • AN ADDITION TO THE HOUSE.
    • CHAPTER XVI.
      • THE FIRST STEP.
    • CHAPTER XVII.
      • THE LAND OF DIAMONDS.
    • CHAPTER XVIII.
      • MAJOR TOBIAS CLUTTERBUCK COMES IN FOR A THOUSAND POUNDS.
    • CHAPTER XIX.
      • NEWS FROM THE URALS.
    • CHAPTER XX.
      • MR. HECTOR O'FLAHERTY FINDS SOMETHING IN THE PAPER.
    • CHAPTER XXI.
      • AN UNEXPECTED BLOW.
    • CHAPTER XXII.
      • ROBBERS AND ROBBED.
    • CHAPTER XXIII.
      • A MOMENTOUS RESOLUTION.
    • CHAPTER XXIV.
      • A DANGEROUS PROMISE.
    • CHAPTER XXV.
      • A CHANGE OF FRONT.
    • CHAPTER XXVI.
      • BREAKING GROUND.
    • CHAPTER XXVII.
      • MRS. SCULLY OF MORRISON'S.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII.
      • BACK IN BOHEMIA.
    • CHAPTER XXIX.
      • THE GREAT DANCE AT MORRISON'S.
    • CHAPTER XXX.
      • AT THE "COCK AND COWSLIP."
    • CHAPTER XXXI.
      • A CRISIS AT ECCLESTON SQUARE.
    • CHAPTER XXXII.
      • A CONVERSATION IN THE ECCLESTON SQUARE LIBRARY.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII.
      • THE JOURNEY TO THE PRIORY.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV.
      • THE MAN WITH THE CAMP-STOOL.
    • CHAPTER XXXV.
      • A TALK ON THE LAWN.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI.
      • THE INCIDENT OF THE CORRIDOR.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII.
      • A CHASE AND A BRAWL.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII.
      • GIRDLESTONE SENDS FOR THE DOCTOR.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX.
      • A GLEAM OF LIGHT.
    • CHAPTER XL.
      • THE MAJOR HAS A LETTER.
    • CHAPTER XLI.
      • THE CLOUDS GROW DARKER.
    • CHAPTER XLII.
      • THE THREE FACES AT THE WINDOW.
    • CHAPTER XLIII.
      • THE BAIT ON THE HOOK.
    • CHAPTER XLIV.
      • THE SHADOW OF DEATH.
    • CHAPTER XLV.
      • THE INVASION OF HAMPSHIRE.
    • CHAPTER XLVI.
      • A MIDNIGHT CRUISE.
    • CHAPTER XLVII.
      • LAW AND ORDER.
    • CHAPTER XLVIII.
      • CAPTAIN HAMILTON MIGGS SEES A VISION.
    • CHAPTER XLIX.
      • A VOYAGE IN A COFFIN SHIP.
    • CHAPTER L.
      • WINDS UP THE THREAD AND TIES TWO KNOTS AT THE END.
      • THE END.
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