Described unfavourably as really unattractive, suggesting that he is this way due to his association with exoticness. “For example, observation shows me that you have been to the Wigmore Street Post-Office this morning, but deduction lets me know that when there you dispatched a telegram.”, “Right!” said I. “It is cocaine,” he said,—”a seven-per-cent. Shot by Holmes and Watson for helping a criminal (Small) and killing Bartholemew. “I appreciate their importance. solution. That is all I can gather.”. Really, Holmes is also a criminal. In 1857, India attempted to earn independence in an effort which was put down by Britain (who would rule the region until 1947). Despite hating love, he loves his work and talks about it and admires it in the same way that Watson does towards Mary. Lives in a 'tranquil English home' which is protected from the dangers surrounding the other characters. Neither is it a very far-fetched inference that a man who inherits one article of such value is pretty well provided for in other respects.”. She says 'calmly' that the treasure is lost, showing that she is passive about the treasure and cares more about love and isn't materialistic. What sober man’s key could have scored those grooves? The Sign of the Four (1890), also called The Sign of Four, is the second novel featuring Sherlock Holmes written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Describes the treasure as 'the golden barrier'. It is unkind, and, to speak plainly, has a touch of charlatanism in it.”, “My dear doctor,” said he, kindly, “pray accept my apologies. Watson represents emotion, he is in love with Mary and desperately wants to be with her. Now, I have here a watch which has recently come into my possession. Challenge: to choose the best three quotes as evidence for the allocated theme(s). Morstan died and Sholto in constant fear. Sees the treasure as an obstacle for love. Treated as a cannibal, a street performer. Originally from Worcester, from a family of farmers, but still turned bad (***** a girl) but most of his life was spent in India,  had a bad time. But I confess that I don’t see how you arrived at it. The Baker Street Irregulars, The Sign of The Four Chapter IX. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. He balanced the watch in his hand, gazed hard at the dial, opened the back, and examined the works, first with his naked eyes and then with a powerful convex lens. In Quest of a Solution The Sign of the Four is no exception. I cannot afford to throw any extra strain upon it.”, He smiled at my vehemence. Enjoys luxuries, his house is very exotic and he collects paintings. Privacy Policy. Lost his leg in India, maybe a punishment for getting 'into a mess over a girl'. But still wants it all to himself. The Sign of The Four Chapter XI. “My constitution has not got over the Afghan campaign yet. I had a Jezail bullet through it some time before, and, though it did not prevent me from walking, it ached wearily at every change of the weather. Holmes shows his compassion towards his friend due to the treasure, breaking barriers. But you will never see a drunkard’s watch without them. Greedy for money - religious sin. Surely the game is hardly worth the candle. Doyle wrote four novels and 56 short stories featuring the fictional detective. Their bond is strong but an unequal relationship. “The only unofficial detective?” I said, raising my eyebrows. Given an opportunity to tell his story, gaining sympathy from reader. You have attempted to tinge it with romanticism, which produces much the same effect as if you worked a love-story or an elopement into the fifth proposition of Euclid.”, “But the romance was there,” I remonstrated. This is a disguised identity because instead of presenting their real identities they used an alias. The Sign of The Four Chapter I. Look at the thousands of scratches all round the hole,—marks where the key has slipped.