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The Commission from the Sultan of Turkey

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Fictional case.


In the Sherlock Holmes stories

Untold Story

  • Sherlock Holmes mentioned the commission from the Sultan of Turkey which called the detective for immediate action, as political consequences of the gravest kind might arise from its neglect. (BLAN, 296)


It happened that at the moment I was clearing up the case which my friend Watson has described as that of the Abbey School, in which the Duke of Greyminster was so deeply involved. I had also a commission from the Sultan of Turkey which called for immediate action, as political consequences of the gravest kind might arise from its neglect. - Holmes

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