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The Case of the Politician, the Lighthouse, and the Trained Cormorant

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Fictional case.


In the Sherlock Holmes stories

Untold Story

  • Dr. Watson mentioned that the story concerning the politician, the lighthouse, and the trained cormorant could be given to the public if the attempts to destroy some compromising papers were repeated. (VEIL, 7)


I deprecate, however, in the strongest way the attempts which have been made lately to get at and to destroy these papers. The source of these outrages is known, and if they are repeated I have Mr Holmes's authority for saying that the whole story concerning the politician, the lighthouse, and the trained cormorant will be given to the public. There is at least one reader who will understand. - Dr. Watson

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