A Scandal in Bohemia by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

by Catherine Chiu

I start my adventures with Sherlock Holmes with this short story and I have not been disappointed! I shall love Holmes for a long time.

  • You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.
  • It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

And that was how a great scandal threatened to affect the kingdom of Bohemia, and how the best plans of Mr. Sherlock Holmes were beaten by a woman’s wit. He used to make merry over the cleverness of women, but I have not heard of him do it of late. And when he speaks of Irene Adler, or when he refers to her photograph, it is always under the honourable title of the woman.