“Evidently the intruder gained access here,” said Holmes, tapping the high brick wall behind the Midland Bank.
“Look carefully, Watson, I opine these holes were made by metal-studded clogs!”
“But where the Devil would a fellow get those?”
Holmes took out a magnifying glass and looked carefully at the marks.
“One and five eights between the studs, Watson. Don’t you see? The Bridlington quartz mine!”
“Good Lord Holmes! But …?”
Before Holmes could reply, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle suffered a fatal heart attack, and so this mystery remains the only one unsolved in the entire Sherlock Holmes canon.
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