Arthur Conan Doyle is a famous English writer, creator of the image of the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes. Probably, there is no person who in his time did not read the stories about Sherlock Holmes. In all these stories, most striking is the detective’s logic, his ability to build a logical chain, not missing any, even the most insignificant, seemingly details. In unraveling the crimes Holmes helps his friend, Dr. Watson. The detective and his friend are united by devotion to business and unselfishness. They never talked about how much they should be paid by those who turned to them for help. At any moment, friends could take their bags and go to disclose the crime.
Dr. Watson, asking Holmes countless questions, how would help the reader understand the logic of the detective’s actions, the logic of his reflections, which otherwise would be incomprehensible. Take, for example, the story “Blue Carbuncle”. On Christmas, Watson went to see a friend and saw that he carefully, with the help of a magnifying glass, studying an old felt hat. In response to Watson’s bewilderment, Holmes asked him to examine the hat himself and say what he thought of her master. “You’re joking,” Watson said, “what can you learn from this old ragged felt?”
Then Holmes told a friend that the owner of the hat is a middle-aged man with gray hair, he leads a sedentary lifestyle, does not engage in sports. Three years ago this man
The story describes the story of the abduction of the gem – the blue carbuncle. And Sherlock Holmes, that’s how he builds a logical chain, finds the kidnapper and returns the stone to her proprietress. The thief asks Holmes for mercy. But to punish the criminal is not the case of the detective. “Get out!” exclaimed Holmes. And his friend Watson said: “Today’s holidays, we must forgive sins!”
I admire Sherlock Holmes – not only his logic, but also himself!