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Deleted Scenes from Boscombe Valley:

I, Witness

“A girl of fourteen, Patience Moran, who is the daughter of the lodge-keeper of the Boscombe Valley estate, was in one of the woods picking flowers. She states that while she was there she saw, at the border of the wood and close by the lake, Mr. McCarthy and his son, and that they appeared to be having a violent quarrel. She heard Mr. McCarthy the elder using very strong language to his son, and she saw the latter raise up his hand as if to strike his father. She was so frightened by their violence that she ran away and told her mother . . . ”

-- Sherlock Holmes
in “The Boscombe Valley Mystery”



“God help us! Why does Fate play such tricks with poor helpless worms?

-- Sherlock Holmes
in “The Boscombe Valley Mystery”