|Title:||His Last Bow - The War Service of Sherlock Holmes||Collection:||His Last Bow|
|Year published:||1917 (September)||Year set in:||1914|
|Apparent crime:||Espionage||Actual crime:||Shown below (possible spoiler)|
|Summary:||A German spy prepares to receive the final missing papers he needs.|
On the eve of World War I, a German master spy called Von Bork arranges to meet his favourite agent, Altamont, who is to sell him some secret naval signals.
- Actual crime
- Explanation (spoiler alert)
Altamont is Holmes in disguise who has been called out of retirement to track down the spy.
- Quotations in this story (1)
Quote "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."
- Characters in this story (2)
Surname First name Title Holmes Sherlock Watson John Doctor
- Locations in this story (0)
Location Town/City County There are no locations defined yet for this story
- Other notes
This story is written in the third person.
Bork German Herling Altamont Martha