Sample reading of Sherlock Holmes excerpt.
English (North American)
Middle Aged (35-54)
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He flicked the horse with his whip, and we dashed away through the endless succession of somber and deserted streets, which widened gradually, until we were flying across a broad ballast rated bridge, with a murky river flowing sluggishly Beneath us. Beyond lay another dull wilderness of bricks and mortar. It's silence broken only by the heavy regular footfall of the policemen or the songs and shouts of some belated party of revelers. A dull rack was drifting slowly across the sky, and a star or two twinkle dimly here and there through the wrists of the clouds. Holmes drove in silence, with his head sunken upon his breast, and the era of a man who was lost in thought, while I sat beside him, curious to learn what this new quest might be, which seemed to tax his power so sorely, and yet afraid to break in upon the current of his thoughts. We had driven several miles, and we're beginning to get to the fringe of the belt of suburban visas. When he shook himself, shrugged his shoulders, and lit up his pipe with the air of a man who has satisfied himself that he is acting for the best. You have a grand gift of silence, Watson! He said. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion, upon my word. It is a great thing for me to have someone to talk to. For my own thoughts are not over pleasant. I was wondering what I should say to this dear little woman tonight, when she meets me at the door. You forgot that I know nothing about it. I shall just have the time to tell you the facts of the case. Before we get to lee. It seems absurdly simple, and yet somehow I can get nothing to go upon. There's plenty of thread, no doubt, but I can't get the end of it into my hand. Now I'll state the case clearly and concisely to you Watson, and maybe you can see a spark where all is dark to me, proceed. Then, some years ago, To be definite in May 1884 there came to lee a gentleman, neville ST Clair by name, who appeared to have plenty of money. He took a large via, laid out the grounds very nicely, and lived generally in good style By degrees. He made friends in the neighborhood, and in 1887 he married the daughter of a local brewer, by whom he now has two Children. He had no occupation, but was interested in several companies, and went into town. As a rule, in the morning returning by the 514 from Cannon Street every night. MrSt Clair is now 37 years of age, is a man of temperate habits. A good husband, a very affectionate father, and a man who is popular with all who know him. I may add that his whole debts at the present moment, as far as we've been able to ascertain amount to £88, while he has £220 standing to his credit in the capital and counties bank. There is no reason therefore to think that money troubles have been weighing upon his mind.