terça-feira, 17 de agosto de 2010

Times + Baskerville + Holmes

The Derby Mercury newspaper of 1817

But this is my special hobby, and the differences are equally obvious. There is as much difference to my eyes between the leaded bourgeois type of a Times article and the slovenly print of an evening halfpenny paper as there could be between your negro and your Esquimaux.

The detection of types is one of the most elementary branches of knowledge to the special expert in crime, 
though I confess that once when I was very young I confused the Leeds Mercury with the Western Morning News. But a Times leader is entirely distinctive, and these words could have been taken from nothing else. As it was done yesterday the strong probability was that we should find the words in yesterday's issue.

The Hound of the Baskervilles | Chapter IV