Category Archives: His Last Bow
And for our next group read:
His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
This is a spy story and one of the last outings for Holmes and Watson. It is in a collection of 7 (or 8) short stories, you can read them all or just the title story – your choice.
There are copies in lots of our libraries and if you need to reserve one there will be no charges made for this service.
So grab yourself a copy and perhaps comment as you are reading, rather than waiting until you have finished it.
“There’s an east wind coming, Watson.”
“I think not, Holmes. It is very warm.”
“Good old Watson! You are the one fixed point in a changing age. There’s an east wind coming all the same, such a wind as never blew on England yet. It will be cold and bitter, Watson, and a good many of us may wither before its blast. But it’s God’s own wind none the less, and a cleaner, better, stronger land will lie in the sunshine when the storm has cleared.”
A patriotic passage from the story which has often been quoted.