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The Final Problem

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
It is with a he heart that I take up my pen to write these the la wor in whi I sha ev record the singular gifts by which my friend Mr. Sh Hol was distinguished. In an incoherent and, as I deeply feel, an entirely inadequate fashion, I have endeavored to gi some acc of my strange ex in his company from the chance which fir bro us together at the peri of the "Study in Scarlet," up to the time of his interference in the matt of the "Naval Treaty"—and interference which had the unquestio effect of preventing a serious international complication. It was my intention to have sto there, and to have said noth of that event which has cre a void in my li which the lapse of two years has done li to fill. My hand has be forced, however, by the rece letters in whi Colonel James Moriarty defends the memory of his brother, and I have no choice but to lay the fac bef the public ex as they occurred. I alone know the absolute truth of the matter, and I am satisfied that the time has come when on go pu is to be served by its suppression. As far as I know, there have been only three accounts in the pub press: that in the Journal de Genève on May 6th, 1891, the Reu dispatch in the English pap on May 7th, and finally the recent letter to which I have alluded. Of these the first and second were extremely condensed, while the last is, as I shall now show, an ab per of the facts. It li with me to tell for the fir time what really took place bet Profe Moriarty and Mr. Sherlock Holmes. It may be remembered that after my marriage, and my subsequent sta in pr practice, the very in relations wh had exist betwe Holmes and myself became to so extent modified. He still ca to me from time to time when he desired a companion in his investigation, but th occasions grew mo and more seldom, until I fi that in the ye 1890 the we only three cases of which I ret any record. Du the winter of that ye and the early spri of 1891, I saw in the papers that he had be engaged by the French government upon a matter of sup importance, and I received two no from Holmes, dated from Narbonne and from Nimes, from which I gathered that his st in France was like to be a long one.