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TIIE OMATIA ILLUSTRATED ItEE.
The Mystery of the Silver Blaze
tid lsln upnn the rtrln tsble und that rwl the sho which he took from his pocket
I i had picked It up he left the room
... i f V was a poor weapon, hut perhaps the hrrt
V tNt he could lay hie hand on at the mo
'Very possibly. How about theee pa
"Three of them are receipted hay dealera'
acrntint. One of them Is a letter of In
structions from Colonel Roes. This other
Is a milliner's arcotint for 37 IS shilling,
m.ide out by Madame Lesurler of Bond
street, to TVIlllam Derhvshlre. Mn. Rtrnker
tells us that Derbyshire waa a friend of
J her husband's, and that1 occasionally his
. jf letters were addressed here."
siiviniiie uuu nirmrwnni ex
pensive tastes." remarked Holmes, glanc
ing down the account. "Twenty-two
guineas Is rather heavy for a single cos
tume. However, there appears to be noth
ing more to learn, and we may now go
down to the scene of the crime."
I t As we emerged from the sitting room a
1 woman, who had been waiting In the pas-
I sage, took a step forward and laid her
hand upon the Inspector's sleeve. Her
face was hagga'd and thin and eager,
tamped with the print of a recent horror.
exactly fitted the Impression.
"S"'e the value of Imagination," said
Holmes. "It Is the one quality which Greg
ory lacks. We Imagined what might have
happened, acted upon the supposition, and
find ourselves Justified. Let us proceed."
We crossed the marshy bottom and
passed over a quarter of a mile of dry,
hard turf. Again the ground sloped, and
again we came on the tracks. Then we
lost them for halt a mile, but only to pick
them up once more quite close to Mapleton.
It was Holmes who saw them first, and he
stood pointing with a look of triumph upon
bis face. A man's track was visible beside
"The horse waa alone before," I cried.
"Quite so. It waa alone before. Hullo,
what Is thlsr
The double track turned sharp off and
took the direction of King's Pyland.
Holmes whistled and we both followed
along after It. His eyes were on the trail,
but I happened to look a little to one side
and saw to my surprise the same tracks
coming back again In the .opposite direction.
"One for you, Watson," said Holmes,
when I pointed It out. "You have saved us
Ions walk, which would hava hmiiffhl iifl
"Have you ot themT Have you found back on our ow tracks u foow the
them? she panted. return track."
"No. Mr. Btraker. But Mr Holmes here w, had ot tQ g0 f,r , en(Jed at th(J
com. iron, inaon co ne.p ana we pavlnf cf Mpnalt wnlcn led up to th ,
shall do all that Is possible." of tne Map,eton stables. As w. approached
"8urely I met you In Plymouth at a gar
den party some little time ago, Mrs.
Btraker?" said Holmes.
"No, sir; you are mistaken."
"Dear me! Why, I could have sworn to
It. You wore a costume of dove-colored
silk with ostrich feather trimming."
"I never had such a dress, sir," an
swered tha lady.
"Ah, that quite settles It." said Holmes.
And with an apology he followed the In
spector outaide. A short walk across the
moor took us to the hollow In which the
body had been found. At the brink of It
was the furse bush upon which the coat
had been hung.
i "There was no wind that night, I un
derstand," said Holmes.
"None; but very heavy rain.
a groom ran out from them.
"We don't want any loiterers about here."
"I only wished to ask a question," said
Holmes, with his finger and thumb In Ills
waistcoat pockets. "Should I be too early
to see your master, Mr. Silas Brown, If I
were to call at 6 o'clock tomorrow morn
ing?" "Bless you, sir, If any one Is about he
will be, for he is always the first stirring.
But here be is, sir, to answer your ques
tions for himself. No, sir, no; it Is aa
much as my place ia worth to let him see
me touch your money. Afterwards, if you
As Sherlock Holmes replaced the half
crown which he had drawn from his pocket
a fierce-looking elderly man strode out from
the gate with a hunting crop swinging In
"In that case the overcoat was not
blown against the furse bushes, but placed his hand.
there." "What's this, Dawson?" he cried. "No
"Yes, It was laid across the bush." gossiping! Go about your business! And
"You till me with Interest. I perceive you, what the devil do you want here?"
that the ground has been trampled up a "Ten minutes' talk with you, my good
good deal. No doubt many feet have been air," said Holmes In the sweetest of voices.
here since Monday night." "I've no time to talk to every gadabout.
"A piece )t matting has been laid here We want no strangers here. Be off, or you
at the side, and we have all stood upon may find a dog at your heels."
that" Holmes leaned forward and whispered
"Excellent." something In the trainer's ear. He started
"In this bag I have one of the boot violently and flushed to the temples.
which Btraker wore, one of Fltiroy Blmp- - lla.. ha ,hmjt-n! -an mf.,i
son's shoea and a cast horseshoe of Silver
"My dear Inspector, you surpass your
self!" Holmes took the bag, and, descend
ing Into the hollow, he pushed the matting
Into a more central position. Then stretch
ing himself upon his face and leaning his
chin upon his hands, he made a careful
study of the trampled mud In front of him.
"Hullo!" said he, suddendly. "What'a
this?" It was a wax vesta half burned,
which was so coated with mud that It
looked at first like a little chip of wood.
"I cannot think bow I came to overlook
It," said the inspector, with an expression
"It was invisible, burled In the mud. I
only saw It because I was looking for It"
"What! You expected to find It?"
"I thought It not unlikejy."
- He took the boots from the bag and
compared the Impression of each of them
with marks upon the ground. Then ha
clamored up to tha rim of the hollow and
crawlcd about among the ferns and bushes.
"I am afraid there are no mora tracks,"
said tha Inspector. "I have examined tha
ground very carefully for 100 yards In each
"Indeed!" said Holmes, rising. "I should
not have the Impertinence to do It again
after what you say. But I should like to
have a little walk over the moor before It
grows dark, that I may know my ground
tomorrow, and I think that I shall put this
horseshoe In my pocket for luck."
Col. Ross, who had shown some signs of
Impatience at my companion'a quiet and
systematic method of work, glanced at his
watch. "I wish you would come back with
me. inspector," said he. "Thera are several
"Very good. Shall we argue about It In
public or talk It over In your parlor?"
"Oh, come In if you wish to."
Holmes smiled. "I shall not keep you
more than a few minutes, Watson," said
he. "Now, Mr. Brown, I am quite at your
It was twenty minutes, and the reds had
faded Into grays, before Holmes and the
trainer reappeared. Never had I seen such
a change aa had been brought about in
Silas Brown in that short time. His face
was ashy pale, beads of perspiration shone
upon his brow, and his hands shook until
the huntingcrop wagged like a branch in
the wind. Hla bullying, overbearing manner
waa all gone, too, and he cringed along at
my companion'a side like a dog with its
"Your Instructions will be d6ne. It shall
all be done," said he.
"Thera must be no mistake," said Holmes,
looking round at him. The . other winced
as he read the menace In his eyes.
"Oh, no, there shall be no mistake. It
hall be there. Should I. change It first
Holmes thought a little And then burst
out laughing. "No, don't," said he; "I
shall write to you about it. No tricks, now,
"Oh, you can trust me, you can trust
"Yea, I think I can. Well, you shall hear
from me tomorrow." He turned upon his
heel, disregarding the trembling hand which
the other held out to him, and we set off
for King's Pyland.
"A more perfect compound of the bully.
points on which I should like your advice coward and sneak than Master Silas Brown
and especially as to whether we do not
owe it to the public to remove our horse's
name from the entries for the cup."
"Certainly not," cried Holmes with de
cision. "I should let the name stand."
The colonel bowed. "I am very glad to
have had your opinion, sir," said he. "Yuu
will find us at poor Straker' house when
you have finished your walk, and we can
drive together Into Tavistock."
He turned back with the Inspector, while
Holmes I and I walked slowly across the
moor. The sun was beginning to sink be
hind the stable of Mapleton, and the long,
sloping plain In front of us was tinged
with gold, deepening Into rich, ruddy
browns where the faded ferns and brambles
caught the evening light. But the glorioa
of the landscape were all wasted upon my
companion, who waa sunk In the deepest
"It's this way. Watson." said he at lust.
"We may leave the question of who kllld
John Btraker for the Instant, and confine
ourselves to finding out what has become
of the horse. Now, supposing that he broke
way during or after the tragedy, where
could he have gone to? The horse Is a
very gregarious creature. If left to himself
his Instincts would have been either to re
turn to Klng'a Pyland or go over to Maple
ton. Why should ha run wild upon the
moor? He would surely have been seen by
now. And why should gypsies kidnap him?
These people always clear out when they
hear of trouble, for they do not wish to be
pestered by the police. They could not
hope to sell such a horse. They would run
a great risk and gain nothing by taking
him. Surely that is clear."
"Where Is he then??"
"I hare always said that he must have
gone to Klng'a Pyland or to Mapleton. He
Is not at King's Pyland. Therefore he Is
at Mapleton. Let ua take that as a work
ing hypothesis and see what It leads us to.
This part of the moor, as the Inspector re
marked. Is very hard and dry. But It falls
away toward Mapleton, and you can see
from here that there la a long hollow over
yonder, which must have been very wet on
Monday night. If our supposition Is cor
rect, then the horse must have crossed that,
and there Is the point where we should look
for his tracks."
We had been walking briskly during this
conversation and a few more minutes
brought us to the hollow In question. At
Holmes' request I walked down the bank
to the right and he to the left, but I had
not taken fifty paces before I heard him
give a shout and saw hint waving his hand
to me. The track of a horse was plainly
outlined In the soft earth In front of him.
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in a kcitd in a tew hours
leavrs no bad slier -tdxis
like Quloiue Preperauuua.
Dues itie work ujU'klv
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gut Am for the Ciuvt Colored Dux
ud sae that taelalxtl reatls
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I have eeidom met with," remarked Holmes
aa we trudged along together.
"He has the horse, then?"
"He tried to bluster out of It, but I de
scribed to him so exactly what his actions
had been upon that morning that he Is
convinced that I waa watching him. Of
course you observed the peculiarly square
toes In the Impressions, and that his own
boots exactly correspond to them. Again,
Of course no subordinate would have dared
do such a thing. I described to him how,
when according to his custom he was the
first down, he perceived a strange horse
wandering over the rumor. How he went
out to it, and his astonishment at recog
nising, from the white forehead which has
given the favorite Its name, that chance
had put In his power the only horse which
could beat the one upon which he had his
money. Then I described how his first
Impulse had been to lead him back to
King's Pyland, and how the devil had
shown htm how he could hide the horse
until the race waa over, and how he had
led It back and concealed It at Mapleton.
When I told him every detail he gave It up
and thought only of saving hla own akin."
"But his stables had be,en searched?"
"Oh, an old horse fakir like him has
many a dodge."
"But are you not afraid to leave the
horse In his power now, since he has
every Interest In Injuring It?"
"My dear fellow, be will guard it as the
apple of his eye. He knows that hla only
hope of mercy is to produce it safe."
"Colonel Ross did not Impress me as a
man who would be likely to ahow much
mercy In a ay case."
"The matter does not rest with Colonel
Ross. I follow my own methods, and tell
as much or as little as I choose. That U
the advantage of being unofficial. I don't
know whether you observed it, Watson,
but the colonel's manner has been Just a
trifle cavalier to me. I am Inclined now
to have a little amusement at his expense.
Bay nothing to him about the horse. V
"Certulnly not without your permission."
"And of course this Is all quite a minor
point compared to the question of who
killed John Btraker."
"And you will devote yourself to that?"
"On the contrary, we both go back to
London by the night train."
I waa thunderstruck by my friend
words. We had only been a few hours In
Devonshire, and that be should give up an
Investigation which he had begun so bril
liantly was quite Incomprehensible to me.
Not a word more could I draw from him
until we were back at the trainer's house.
he colonel and the Inspector were await
j ua In the parlor.
"My friend and I return to town by the
ight express," aald Holmes. We have
tad a charming little breath of your beau
Iful Dartmoor air."
The Inspector opened his eyes and the
. olonel's Up curled in a sneer.
"So you despair of arresting the murderer
of poor Btraker." said he.
Hlma ahfugged his shoulders. "There
are certainly grave difficulties In the way,''
aid he. "I have every hope, however,
that your horse will start upon Tuesday,
and I beg that you will have your Jockey
In readtneae. Might I aX for a c Di
graph of Mr. John Flraker?"
"The Inspector took one from an en
velope and handed It to him.
"My dear Gregory, you anticipate all my
wants. If I might ask you to wait here
for an Instant, I have a question I should
like to put to the maid."
"I must say that I felt rather disappointed
In our London consultant." said Colonel
Ross, bluntly, as my friend left the room.
"I do not see that we are any further than
when he came."
"At least, you have hla assurance that
your horse will run," said t.
"Yes, I have his assurance," said the
colonel, with a shrug of his shoulders. ' I
should prefer to have the horse."
I was about to make some reply In de
fense of my friend when he entered the
"Now, genetlemen," said he, "I am quite
ready or Tavistock."
As we stepped Into the carriage one of
the stable lads held the door open for us.
A sudden Idea seemed to occur to Holmes,
for he leaned forward and touched the lad
upon the sleeve.
"You have a few sheep In the paddock."
he said. "Who attends to them?"
"I do, Kir."
"Have you noticed anything amiss with
them of late?"
"Well, sir, not of much account; but
three of them have gone lame, sir."
I could see that Holmes was extremely
pleaaed, for he chuckled and rubbed his
"A long shot, Watson; a very long shot,"
said he, pinching my arm. "Gregory, let
tne recommend to your attention thia
singular epidemic among the sheep. Drive
"Colonel Ross still wore an expression
which showed the poor opinion which he
had formed of my companion's ability, but
I saw by the Inspector's face that his at
tention had been keenly aroused.
"You consider that to be Important?" he
"Is there any point to which you would
wish to draw my attention?"
"To the curious Incident of the dog in the
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
"That was the curious Incident," re
marked Sherlock Holmes.
Four days later Holmes and I were
gain in the train, bound for Wnchestur
to see the race for the Wessex cup.
Colonel Ross met us by appointment out
side the station, and we drove in his drag
to the course beyond the town. His face
was grave, and his manner was cold in the
"I have seen nothing of my horse," said
"I suppose that you would know him
when you saw him?" said Holmes.
The cglonel wag very angry. "I have
been on the turf for twenty years, and
never waa asked such a question as that
before," said he. "A child would know
Silver Blaze, with hla white forehead and
his mottled off foreleg."
"How is the betting?"
"Well, that is the curious part of it.
You could have got fifteen to one yester
day, but the price has become shorter and
shorter, until you can hardly get three to
"Hum!" said Holmes. "Somebody knows
omethlng, that Is clear."
Aa the drag drew up In the lnclosure
near the grand stand I glanced at the card
to see the entries.
Wessex Plate (It ran) 50 sovs, each h ft
with 1,000 sovs, added for 4 and 6 year
olds. Second. 300. Third, 200. New
course (one mile and five furlongs).
1. Mr. Heath Newton's The Negro. Red
Cap. Cinnamon Jacket.
2. Colonel WarOlaw'a Pugilist. Pink cap.
Blue and black Jacket.
1 Lord Backwater' Desborough. Yellow
can and sleeves.
4. Colonel Ross's Silver Blase. Black .
cap. Red Jacket.
6. Duke of Balmoral's Iris. Yellow and
6. Lord Slngleford's Rasper. Purple cap.
"We scratched our other one. and put
all hopes on your word." said the. colonel.
"Why. what Is that? Silver Blaxa favorite?"
"Five to four against 8llver Blaze!"
roared the ring. "Five to four against
Silver Blaze! Five to fifteen against Des
borough! Five to four on the field,"
"There are the numbers." I cried. "They
are all six there."
"All six there? Then my horse is run
ning," cried the Colonel In great ngltn
tlon. "But I don't see him. My colors
' have not passed."
"Only five have passed. This must be
As I spoke a powerful hay horse swept
out from the weighing lnclosure and can
tered past' us. bearing on Its hack the
well known black and red of the Colonel.
"That's not my horse." cried the owner.
"That beast has not a white hair upon Its
body. What Is this that you have done,
Mr. Holmes?" i
"Well, well, let us see how he gets on,"
aid my friend, Imperturbably. For a few
minutes he gazed through my flelrtglasses.
"Capital! An excellent start!" he cried
suddenly. "There they are, coming round
From our drsg we had a superb view as
they came up the straight. The six horses
were so close together that a carpet could
have covered them, hut half way up the
yellow of the Mspleton stable showed to
the front. Before they reached us, how
ever. Deshorough's bolt was shot, and the
Colonel's horse, coming away with a rush,
passed the post a good six lengths before
Its rival, the Duke of Balmoral s Iris mak
ing a bad third.
"It's my race anyhow." gasped the
Colonel, passing his hand over his eyes.
"I confess that 1 can make neither head
nor tall to It. Don't you think that you
have kept up your mystery long enough,
"Certainly, Colonel, you shall know
everything. Let us go round and have a
look at the horse together. Here he la," he
continued, as we made our way Into the
weighing lnclosure. where only owners and
their friends find admittance. 'You have
only to wash his face and his leg In spirits
of wine, and you will And that he Is the
same old Silver Blase as ever."
"You take my breath away!"
"I found him in the hands of a fakir,
and took the liberty of running him Just
as he was sent over."
"My dear sir, you have done wonders.
The horse looks very fit and well. It never
went better In Its life. I owe you a thou
sand apologies for having doubted your
ability. You have done me a great service
by recovering my horse. You would do me
a greater still if yon could lay your hands
on the murderer of John Straker."
"I have done ao," said Holmes, quietly.
The Colonel and I stared at him In
amazement. "You have got blm! Where
is he. then?"
"He la here."
"In my company at the present moment."
The colonel flushed angrily. "I quite
recognise that I am under obligation to
you. Mr. Holmes." said ha, "but I must re
gard what you have Just said as either a
very bad Joke or an Insult."
' Sherlock Holmes laughed. "I assure you
that I have not associated you with the
crime, colonel," said he. "The real mur
derer Is standing Immediately behind you."
He stepped past and laid his hand upon
the glossy neck of the thoroughbred.
"The horse!" cried both the colonel and
"Yes. the horse. And It may lessen his
guilt If I say that It was done In self
defense, and that John Btraker was a man
who waa entirely unworthy of your con
fidence. But there goes tne bell, and as I
stand to win a little on thia next race, I
shall defer a lengthy explanation until a
more fitting time."
We had the corner of a Pullman car to
ourselves that evening a we whirled back
to I-onclon. and I fancy that the Journey
was a short one to Col. Ross as well aa to
myself, as we listened to our companion'a
narrative of the events which had occurred
at the Dartmoor training stables upon that
Monday night, and the means by which he
had unraveled them. '
"I tonfess," ss.id he, "thst any theories
which I had formed from the newspaper
reports were entirely' erroneous. And yet
there were Indications there, had they not
been overlaid by other details which con
cealed their true Import. I went to Devon
shire with the conviction that Fltzroy
Simpson waa the true culprit, although, of
course, I saw that the evldenoe against
him wns by no mean complete. It was
while I was In the carriage, Just as we
reached the trainer' house, that the Im
mense significance of the curried mutton
occurred to me. You may remember that
I was distrait, and remained sitting after
you had all alighted. I was mar-ellng In
my own mind how I could possibly have
overlooked so obvious a clue."
"I confess." said the colonel, "that even
now I cannot see how It help u."
"It was the first link In my chain of
reasoning. Powdered opium Is by no means
tasteless. The flavor Is not disagreeable,
but It Is perceptible. Were it mixed with
any ordinary dish the eater would un
doubtedly detect It and would probably eat
no more. A curry waa exactly the medium
which would disguise this taste. By no
possible supposition could this stranger,
Fltzroy Simpson, have caused curry to be
served In the tralner'a family that night,
and It Is surely too monstrous a coincidence
to suppose that he happened to come along
with powdered opium upon the very night
when a dish happened to be served which
would disguise the flavor. That Is un
thinkable. Therefore Simpson become
eliminated from the case, and our atten
tion centers upon Straker and his wife,
the only two people who could have chosen
curried mutton for supper that night. The
opium was added after the dish was set
aside for the stable boy, for the others
had the same supper with no 111 effects.
Which of them, then, had access to that
dish without the maid selng them?
"Before deciding that question I hnd
grasped the significance of the silence of
the dog, for one true Inference invariably
suggests others. The Simpson incident had
shown me that a dog was kept in the
stables, and yet, though some one had been
in and fetched out a horse, ho had not
barked enough to arouse the two lads In
the loft. Obviously the midnight visitor
was some one whom the dog knew well.
"I was already convinced, or almost con
vinced, that John Btraker went down to
the stables In the dead of the night and
took out Silver Blaze. For what purpose?
For a dishonest one, obviously, or why
should he drug his own stable boy? And
yet I was at a loss to know why. There
have been cases before now where trainers
have made sure of groat sums of money by
laying against their own horses, through
agents, and then preventing them from
winning by fraud. Sometimes It I a pull
ing Jockey. Sometimes It Is some surer and
subtler means. What was It here? I
hoped that the content of his pocket
might help me to form a conclusion.
"And they did o. You cannot have for
gotten the singular knife which was found
In the dead man's hand, a knife which cer
tainly no sane man would choose for a
weapon. It was, as Dr. Watson told us, a
form of knife which Is used for the most
delicate operation known In surgery. And
It was to be used for a delicate operation
that night. You must know, . with your
wide experience of turf matters. Colonel
Ross, that It Is possible to make a slight
nick upon the tendons of a horse's ham
and to do It subcutaneously, so as to leave
absolutely no trace. A horse so treated
would develop a slight lameness, which
would bn put down to a strain In exercise
or a touch of rheumatism, but never to
"Villain! Scoundrel!" cried the colonel.
"We have here the explanation of why
John Btraker wished to take the horse out
onto the moor. Bo plrlted a creature
would certainly have roused the soundest
of sleepers when It felt the prick of the
kr.lfe. It was absolutely necessary to do it
In the open air "
"I have been blind!" cried the colonel.
"Of course, that was why he needed the
candle' and struck the match."
"Undoubtedly. But In examining his be
longings I was fortunate enough to dis
cover not only the method of the crime,
but even Its motives. As a man of the
world, colonel, you know that men do not
carry other people' bill about In their
pocket. We have most of us quite
enough to do to settle our own. I at once
concluded that Straker was leading a
double life and keeping a second estab
lishment. The nature of the hill showed
that there was a woman In the rase and
one who had expensive testes. Liberal as
you are with your servants one can hardly
expect that thejt can buy 30-gulnea walking
dresses for their women. I questioned Mrs.
Btraker as to the dress without her'know
Ing It, and having satisfied myself that It
had never reached her. I made a not of
the milliner's address and felt that by call
ing there with Straker's photograph I could
easily dispose of the mythical Derbyshire.
"From that time on all was plain. Straker
had led out the horse to a hollow where
his light would be Invisible. Blmpson In
his flight had dropped his cravat and
Straker had picked It up with some Idea,
perhaps, that he might use It In securing
the horse' leg. Once In the hollow he had
got behind the horse and had struck a
light, but the creature, frightened at the
sudden glare and with the strange Instinct
of animals feeling that some mischief was
Intended, had lashed out and the steel shoe
had struck Straker full on the forehead
He had already. In spite of the rain,
taken off his overcoat In order to- do his
delicate task and so as he fell his knife
gashed hi thigh. Do I make It clear?"
"Wonderful!" cried the Colonel. "Won
derful! You might have been there!"
"My final shot was, I confess, a very long
one. It struck me that so astute a man
as Straker would not undertake this deli
cate tendon-nicking without a little prac
tice. What could he practice on? My eye
fell upon the sheep, and I asked a question
which, rather to my surprise, showed that
my surmise was correct.
"When I returned to London I called upon
the milliner, who had recognised Straker
as an ecellent customer of the name of
Derbyshire, who had a very dashing wife
with a strong partiality for expenaive
dresses. I have no doubt that this woman
had plunged him over head and ears In
debt and so led him Into this miserable
"You have explained all but one thing."
cried the colonel. "Where was the horse?"
"Ah. it bolted, and was cared for by one
of your neighbors. We must have an am
nesty In that direction. I think. This is
Clapham Junction, If I am not mistaken,
and we shall be In Victoria In less than
ten minutes. If you care to smoke a cigar
In our rooms, colonel, I shall be happy to
give you any other details which might In
terest you." tTh End.)
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