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flylikeeagle
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 3:24:23 AM

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Hi all

In the Adventure of the Mazarin Stone Holmes says to Lord Cantlemere: 'In that case, my dear sir, I shall be under the painful necessity of advising your arrest.'


Does that mean that he would arrest him by himself, or that he would inform the authorities to arrest him?

Linda Berger
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 4:35:32 AM

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I like your quote. Responding to your posted question, I would inform the authorities to arrest him.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:44:31 PM

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I agree.
If I remember my Holmes stories well, Sherlock might confront the person and maybe fight with them, but it was usually a uniformed 'Bobby' who came in at the last moment and actually performed the arrest.

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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018 3:33:24 PM

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Yes Sherlock Holmes was a "consulting detective" a civilian without the powers that the police had to arrest anybody.



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