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═ÓáŕÓÝÓŰň YouTube ţ´ˇßŰŔŕţÔÓÝÓ ÓˇńŔţŕÝŔŃÓ ´ţá´ţÔň˝˛Ŕ └.á╩.á─ţÚŰÓ źŢ˛■ń ÔáßÓŃţÔű§ ˛ţÝÓ§╗ (AáStudy ináScarlet byáSir Arthur Conan Doyle) ÝÓáÓÝŃŰŔÚ˝ŕţý šűŕň ˝á˝ŔÝ§ţÝŔšŔţÔÓÝÝűý ˛ňŕ˝˛ţý Ŕá˛ÓÝ˝ŕŔ´÷ŔňÚ. ─Ű ´ţńŃţ˛ţÔŕŔ ÔŔńňţţŰŔŕţÔ Ŕ˝´ţŰŘšţÔÓÝű ßň˝´ŰÓ˛ÝÓ ÓˇńŔţŕÝŔŃÓ ˝á´ˇßŰŔ¸ÝţŃţ ˝ÓÚ˛Ó Librivox (https://librivox.org/a-study-in-scarlet-version-6-by-sir-arthur-conan-doyle/), ţšÔˇ¸ňÝÝÓ Ýţ˝Ŕ˛ňŰňý šűŕÓ (David Clarke), Ŕáßň˝´ŰÓ˛ÝÓ řŰňŕ˛ţÝÝÓ ŕÝŔŃÓ ˝á´ˇßŰŔ¸ÝţŃţ ˝ÓÚ˛Ó Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/244). ĎÓÝ˝ŕŔ´÷Ŕ , šÓ´Ŕ˝ÓÝÝÓ ˝ŔýÔţŰÓýŔ ýňŠńˇÝÓţńÝţŃţ ˘ţÝň˛Ŕ¸ň˝ŕţŃţ ÓŰ˘ÓÔŔ˛Ó, Ôű´ţŰÝňÝÓ ˝á´ţýţ¨Ř■ ţÝŰÓÚÝ-´ňňÔţń¸ŔŕÓ ÓÝŃŰŔÚ˝ŕţŃţ ˛ňŕ˝˛Ó Ôá˛ÓÝ˝ŕŔ´÷Ŕ■. └Ô˛ţ ţÝŰÓÚÝ-´ňňÔţń¸ŔŕÓáľ ─ýŔ˛ŔÚ ▀Ý˝ (https://tophonetics.com/ru/).
└ńň˝Ó ţ´ˇßŰŔŕţÔÓÝÝű§ ÝÓáŕÓÝÓŰň YouTube ÔŔńňţţŰŔŕţÔ ˝ţţ˛Ôň˛˝˛Ôˇ■¨Ŕ§ ŃŰÓÔ ÓˇńŔţŕÝŔŃŔ ˝á˝ŔÝ§ţÝŔšŔţÔÓÝÝűý ˛ňŕ˝˛ţý Ŕá˛ÓÝ˝ŕŔ´÷ŔňÚ ´ŔÔňńňÝű Ôá˝´Ŕ˝ŕň.
3. ├ŰÓÔÓ 1.3:áhttps://youtu.be/_V6chAbrw98
4. ├ŰÓÔÓ 1.4:áhttps://youtu.be/vZs-dAh67-Y
5. ├ŰÓÔÓ 1.5:áhttps://youtu.be/WICZqaySiJw
6. ├ŰÓÔÓ 1.6:áhttps://youtu.be/pcX4EI4QiY8
7. ├ŰÓÔÓ 1.7:áhttps://youtu.be/AHpvMBHc44Q
8. ├ŰÓÔÓ 2.1:áhttps://youtu.be/tBiC8JDDQBk
9. ├ŰÓÔÓ 2.2:áhttps://youtu.be/kx_iQekr9Kg
10. ├ŰÓÔÓ 2.3:áhttps://youtu.be/eYymYk1dNJ8
12. ├ŰÓÔÓ 2.5:áhttps://youtu.be/CaFUj31Kl1s
13. ├ŰÓÔÓ 2.6:áhttps://youtu.be/Tbm2wL5t8zg
14. ├ŰÓÔÓ 2.7:áhttps://youtu.be/5uHnpNSIIeQ
└ˇńŔţŕÝŔŃÓ ´ňńÝÓšÝÓ¸ňÝÓ ńŰ Ŕšˇ¸Ó■¨Ŕ§ ÓÝŃŰŔÚ˝ŕŔÚ šűŕ. ┴ţŰňň ´ţńţßÝţ Ŕšˇ¸ňÝŔň ÓÝŃŰŔÚ˝ŕţŃţ šűŕÓ ´ţáÓˇńŔţŕÝŔŃÓý ţß˝ˇŠńÓň˛˝ Ôá˝˛Ó˛Řň ź¤ţ˝ţßŔň ´ţáÓßţ˛ň ˝áÓˇńŔţŕÝŔŃţÚ ´ţáţýÓÝˇ đţßň˛Ó ╦ˇŔ˝Ó Đ˛ŔÔňÝ˝ţÝÓ ä╬˝˛ţÔ ˝ţŕţÔŔ¨ô ÝÓáÓÝŃŰŔÚ˝ŕţý šűŕň ˝á˝ˇß˛Ŕ˛ÓýŔ Ŕá˛ÓÝ˝ŕŔ´÷ŔňÚ╗ (https://www.litres.ru/aleksandr-levkin/posobie-po-rabote-s-audioknigoy-po-romanu-roberta-luisa-stivensona-ostrov-sokrovisch-na-angliyskom-yazyke-s-subtitrami-i-transkripciey/?lfrom=6).
┬á´ţ˝ţßŔŔ ´ŔÔţńŔ˛˝ ÓńÓ´˛ŔţÔÓÝÝűÚ ˛ňŕ˝˛ ´ţÔň˝˛Ŕ └.á╩.á─ţÚŰÓ źŢ˛■ń ÔáßÓŃţÔű§ ˛ţÝÓ§╗ ÝÓáÓÝŃŰŔÚ˝ŕţý šűŕň ˝á˛ÓÝ˝ŕŔ´÷ŔňÚ. Ďňŕ˝˛ ´ţÔň˝˛Ŕ ÓšßŔ˛ ÝÓáÝňßţŰŘ°Ŕň ˘ÓŃýňÝ˛ű. ¤ňňń ŕÓŠńűý ˘ÓŃýňÝ˛ţý Ô˝˛ÓÔŰňÝÓ ŔŰŰ■˝˛Ó÷Ŕ ˝áŔšţßÓŠňÝŔňý ř˛ţŃţáŠň ˛ňŕ˝˛Ó ˝á˛ÓÝ˝ŕŔ´÷ŔňÚ. ╩ÓŠńÓ ŔŰŰ■˝˛Ó÷Ŕ ˝ÝÓßŠňÝÓ ˝˝űŰŕţÚ ÝÓáÔŔńňţţŰŔŕáľ ´ňšňÝ˛Ó÷Ŕ■ ńÓÝÝţŃţ ˘ÓŃýňÝ˛Ó ˛ňŕ˝˛Ó. ĎÓŕŔý ţßÓšţý, ¸˛ňÝŔň ŕÓŠńţŃţ ˘ÓŃýňÝ˛Ó ˛ňŕ˝˛Ó ´ţÔň˝˛Ŕ ´ţŔšÔţńŔ˛˝ ńÔÓŠńűáľ ˝áź´ţń˝ŕÓšŕÓýŔ╗ ÔáÔŔńň ˛ÓÝ˝ŕŔ´÷ŔŔ Ŕá´ţ˝Űˇ°ŔÔÓÝŔňý ˛ňŕ˝˛Ó, ÓáÔ˛ţţÚ Óšáľ ßňšáÝŔ§.
CHAPTER 1.1. MR. SHERLOCK HOLMES
INáthe year 1878áIátook my degree ofáDoctor ofáMedicine ofáthe University ofáLondon, and proceeded toáNetley toágo through the course prescribed for surgeons ináthe army. Having completed my studies there, Iáwas duly attached toáthe Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers as Assistant Surgeon.
The regiment was stationed ináIndia at the time, and before Iácould join it, the second Afghan war had broken out. On landing at Bombay, Iálearned that my corps had advanced through the passes, and was already deep ináthe enemyĺs country. Iáfollowed, however, with many other officers who were ináthe same situation as myself, and succeeded ináreaching Candahar inásafety, where Iáfound my regiment, and at once entered upon my new duties.
The campaign brought honours and promotion toámany, but for me it had nothing but misfortune and disaster. Iáwas removed from my brigade and attached toáthe Berkshires, with whom Iáserved at the fatal battle ofáMaiwand. There Iáwas struck on the shoulder byáaáJezail bullet, which shattered the bone and grazed the subclavian artery. Iáshould have fallen into the hands ofáthe murderous Ghazis had it not been for the devotion and courage shown byáMurray, my orderly, who threw me across aápack-horse, and succeeded inábringing me safely toáthe British lines.
Worn with pain, and weak from the prolonged hardships which Iáhad undergone, Iáwas removed, with aágreat train ofáwounded sufferers, toáthe base hospital at Peshawar. Here Iárallied, and had already improved so far as toábe able toáwalk about the wards, and even toábask aálittle upon the verandah, when Iáwas struck down byáenteric fever, that curse ofáour Indian possessions. For months my life was despaired of, and when at last Iácame toámyself and became convalescent, Iáwas so weak and emaciated that aámedical board determined that not aáday should be lost inásending me back toáEngland.
Iáwas dispatched, accordingly, ináthe troopship źOrontes,╗ and landed aámonth later on Portsmouth jetty, with my health irretrievably ruined, but with permission from aápaternal government toáspend the next nine months ináattempting toáimproveáit.
Iáhad neither kith nor kin ináEngland, and was therefore as free as airáľ or as free as an income ofáeleven shillings and sixpence aáday will permit aáman toábe. Under such circumstances, Iánaturally gravitated toáLondon, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers ofáthe Empire are irresistibly drained. There Iástayed for some time at aáprivate hotel ináthe Strand, leading aácomfortless, meaningless existence, and spending such money as Iáhad, considerably more freely than Iáought. So alarming did the state ofámy finances become, that Iásoon realized that Iámust either leave the metropolis and rusticate somewhere ináthe country, or that Iámust make aácomplete alteration inámy style ofáliving.
Choosing the latter alternative, Iábegan byámaking up my mind toáleave the hotel, and toátake up my quarters inásome less pretentious and less expensive domicile.
On the very day that Iáhad come toáthis conclusion, Iáwas standing at the Criterion Bar, when some one tapped me on the shoulder, and turning round Iárecognized young Stamford, who had been aádresser under me at Barts. The sight ofáaáfriendly face ináthe great wilderness ofáLondon is aápleasant thing indeed toáaálonely man. Ináold days Stamford had never been aáparticular crony ofámine, but now Iáhailed him with enthusiasm, and he, ináhis turn, appeared toábe delighted toásee me. Ináthe exuberance ofámy joy, Iáasked him toálunch with me at the Holborn, and we started off together ináaáhansom.
źWhatever have you been doing with yourself, Watson?╗ he asked ináundisguised wonder, as we rattled through the crowded London streets. źYou are as thin as aálath and as brown as aánut.╗
Iágave him aáshort sketch ofámy adventures, and had hardly concluded it byáthe time that we reached our destination.
źPoor devil!╗ he said, commiseratingly, after he had listened toámy misfortunes. źWhat are you up toánow?╗
źLooking for lodgings.╗ Iáanswered. źTrying toásolve the problem as toáwhether it is possible toáget comfortable rooms at aáreasonable price.╗
źThatĺs aástrange thing,╗ remarked my companion; źyou are the second man to-day that has used that expression toáme.╗
źAnd who was the first?╗ Iáasked.
źAáfellow who is working at the chemical laboratory up at the hospital. He was bemoaning himself this morning because he could not get someone toágo halves with him inásome nice rooms which he had found, and which were too much for his purse.╗
źByáJove!╗ Iácried, źif he really wants someone toáshare the rooms and the expense, Iáam the very man for him. Iáshould prefer having aápartner toábeing alone.╗
Young Stamford looked rather strangely at me over his wine-glass. źYou donĺt know Sherlock Holmes yet,╗ he said; źperhaps you would not care for him as aáconstant companion.╗
źWhy, what is there against him?╗
źOh, Iádidnĺt say there was anything against him. He is aálittle queer ináhis ideasáľ an enthusiast inásome branches ofáscience. As far as Iáknow he is aádecent fellow enough.╗
źAámedical student, Iásuppose?╗ saidáI.
źNoáľ Iáhave no idea what he intends toágo ináfor. Iábelieve he is well up ináanatomy, and he is aáfirst-class chemist; but, as far as Iáknow, he has never taken out any systematic medical classes. His studies are very desultory and eccentric, but he has amassed aálot ofáout-of-the way knowledge which would astonish his professors.╗
źDid you never ask him what he was going ináfor?╗ Iáasked.
źNo; he is not aáman that it is easy toádraw out, though he can be communicative enough when the fancy seizes him.╗
źIáshould like toámeet him,╗ Iásaid. źIf Iáam toálodge with anyone, Iáshould prefer aáman ofástudious and quiet habits. Iáam not strong enough yet toástand much noise or excitement. Iáhad enough ofáboth ináAfghanistan toálast me for the remainder ofámy natural existence. How could Iámeet this friend ofáyours?╗
źHe is sure toábe at the laboratory,╗ returned my companion. źHe either avoids the place for weeks, or else he works there from morning toánight. If you like, we shall drive round together after luncheon.╗
źCertainly,╗ Iáanswered, and the conversation drifted away into other channels.
As we made our way toáthe hospital after leaving the Holborn, Stamford gave me aáfew more particulars about the gentleman whom Iáproposed toátake as aáfellow-lodger.
źYou mustnĺt blame me if you donĺt get on with him,╗ he said; źIáknow nothing more ofáhim than Iáhave learned from meeting him occasionally ináthe laboratory. You proposed this arrangement, so you must not hold me responsible.╗
źIf we donĺt get on it will be easy toápart company,╗ Iáanswered. źIt seems toáme, Stamford,╗ Iáadded, looking hard at my companion, źthat you have some reason for washing your hands ofáthe matter. Is this fellowĺs temper so formidable, or what is it? Donĺt be mealy-mouthed aboutáit.╗
źIt is not easy toáexpress the inexpressible,╗ he answered with aálaugh. źHolmes is aálittle too scientific for my tastesáľ it approaches toácold-bloodedness. Iácould imagine his giving aáfriend aálittle pinch ofáthe latest vegetable alkaloid, not out ofámalevolence, you understand, but simply out ofáaáspirit ofáinquiry ináorder toáhave an accurate idea ofáthe effects. Toádo him justice, Iáthink that he would take it himself with the same readiness. He appears toáhave aápassion for definite and exact knowledge.╗
źVery right too.╗
źYes, but it may be pushed toáexcess. When it comes toábeating the subjects ináthe dissecting-rooms with aástick, it is certainly taking rather aábizarre shape.╗
źBeating the subjects!╗
źYes, toáverify how far bruises may be produced after death. Iásaw him at it with my own eyes.╗
źAnd yet you say he is not aámedical student?╗
źNo. Heaven knows what the objects ofáhis studies are. But here we are, and you must form your own impressions about him.╗ As he spoke, we turned down aánarrow lane and passed through aásmall side-door, which opened into aáwing ofáthe great hospital. It was familiar ground toáme, and Iáneeded no guiding as we ascended the bleak stone staircase and made our way down the long corridor with its vista ofáwhitewashed wall and dun-coloured doors. Near the further end aálow arched passage branched away from it and led toáthe chemical laboratory.
This was aálofty chamber, lined and littered with countless bottles. Broad, low tables were scattered about, which bristled with retorts, test-tubes, and little Bunsen lamps, with their blue flickering flames. There was only one student ináthe room, who was bending over aádistant table absorbed ináhis work. At the sound ofáour steps he glanced round and sprang toáhis feet with aácry ofápleasure. źIĺve found it! Iĺve found it,╗ he shouted toámy companion, running towardsáus with aátest-tube ináhis hand. źIáhave found aáre-agent which is precipitated byáhoemoglobin, and byánothing else.╗ Had he discovered aágold mine, greater delight could not have shone upon his features.
źDr. Watson, Mr. Sherlock Holmes,╗ said Stamford, introducingáus.
źHow are you?╗ he said cordially, gripping my hand with aástrength for which Iáshould hardly have given him credit. źYou have been ináAfghanistan, Iáperceive.╗
źHow on earth did you know that?╗ Iáasked ináastonishment.
źNever mind,╗ said he, chuckling toáhimself. źThe question now is about hoemoglobin. No doubt you see the significance ofáthis discovery ofámine?╗
źIt is interesting, chemically, no doubt,╗ Iáanswered, źbut practicallyáľáŚ╗
źWhy, man, it is the most practical medico-legal discovery for years. Donĺt you see that it givesáus an infallible test for blood stains. Come over here now!╗ He seized me byáthe coat-sleeve ináhis eagerness, and drew me over toáthe table at which he had been working. źLetáus have some fresh blood,╗ he said, digging aálong bodkin into his finger, and drawing off the resulting drop ofáblood ináaáchemical pipette. źNow, Iáadd this small quantity ofáblood toáaálitre ofáwater. You perceive that the resulting mixture has the appearance ofápure water. The proportion ofáblood cannot be more than one ináaámillion. Iáhave no doubt, however, that we shall be able toáobtain the characteristic reaction.╗
As he spoke, he threw into the vessel aáfew white crystals, and then added some drops ofáaátransparent fluid. Ináan instant the contents assumed aádull mahogany colour, and aábrownish dust was precipitated toáthe bottom ofáthe glassájar.
źHa! ha!╗ he cried, clapping his hands, and looking as delighted as aáchild with aánew toy. źWhat do you think ofáthat?╗
źIt seems toábe aávery delicate test,╗ Iáremarked.
źBeautiful! beautiful! The old Guiacum test was very clumsy and uncertain. So is the microscopic examination for blood corpuscles. The latter is valueless if the stains are aáfew hours old. Now, this appears toáact as well whether the blood is old or new. Had this test been invented, there are hundreds ofámen now walking the earth who would long ago have paid the penalty ofátheir crimes.╗
źCriminal cases are continually hinging upon that one point. Aáman is suspected ofáaácrime months perhaps after it has been committed. His linen or clothes are examined, and brownish stains discovered upon them. Are they blood stains, or mud stains, or rust stains, or fruit stains, or what are they? That is aáquestion which has puzzled many an expert, and why? Because there was no reliable test. Now we have the Sherlock Holmesĺ test, and there will no longer be any difficulty.╗
His eyes fairly glittered as he spoke, and he put his hand over his heart and bowed as if toásome applauding crowd conjured up byáhis imagination.
źYou are toábe congratulated,╗ Iáremarked, considerably surprised at his enthusiasm.
źThere was the case ofáVon Bischoff at Frankfort last year. He would certainly have been hung had this test been ináexistence. Then there was Mason ofáBradford, and the notorious Muller, and Lefevre ofáMontpellier, and Samson ofáNew Orleans. Iácould name aáscore ofácases ináwhich it would have been decisive.╗
źYou seem toábe aáwalking calendar ofácrime,╗ said Stamford with aálaugh. źYou might start aápaper on those lines. Call it the äPolice News ofáthe Past.ô╗
źVery interesting reading it might be made, too,╗ remarked Sherlock Holmes, sticking aásmall piece ofáplaster over the prick on his finger. źIáhave toábe careful,╗ he continued, turning toáme with aásmile, źfor Iádabble with poisons aágood deal.╗ He held out his hand as he spoke, and Iánoticed that it was all mottled over with similar pieces ofáplaster, and discoloured with strong acids.
źWe came here on business,╗ said Stamford, sitting down on aáhigh three-legged stool, and pushing another one inámy direction with his foot. źMy friend here wants toátake diggings, and as you were complaining that you could get no one toágo halves with you, Iáthought that Iáhad better bring you together.╗
Sherlock Holmes seemed delighted at the idea ofásharing his rooms with me. źIáhave my eye on aásuite ináBaker Street,╗ he said, źwhich would suitáus down toáthe ground. You donĺt mind the smell ofástrong tobacco, Iáhope?╗
źIáalways smoke źshipĺsĺ myself,╗ Iáanswered.
źThatĺs good enough. Iágenerally have chemicals about, and occasionally do experiments. Would that annoy you?╗
źLet me seeáľ what are my other shortcomings. Iáget ináthe dumps at times, and donĺt open my mouth for days on end. You must not think Iáam sulky when Iádo that. Just let me alone, and Iĺll soon be right. What have you toáconfess now? Itĺs just as well for two fellows toáknow the worst ofáone another before they begin toálive together.╗
Iálaughed at this cross-examination. źIákeep aábull pup,╗ Iásaid, źand Iáobject toárows because my nerves are shaken, and Iáget up at all sorts ofáungodly hours, and Iáam extremely lazy. Iáhave another set ofávices when Iĺm well, but those are the principal ones at present.╗
źDo you include violin-playing ináyour category ofárows?╗ he asked, anxiously.
źIt depends on the player,╗ Iáanswered. źAáwell-played violin is aátreat for the godsáľ aábadly-played oneáľáŚ╗
źOh, thatĺs all right,╗ he cried, with aámerry laugh. źIáthink we may consider the thing as settledáľ that is, if the rooms are agreeable toáyou.╗
źWhen shall we see them?╗
źCall for me here at noon to-morrow, and weĺll go together and settle everything,╗ he answered.
źAll rightáľ noon exactly,╗ said I, shaking his hand.
We left him working among his chemicals, and we walked together towards my hotel.
źByáthe way,╗ Iáasked suddenly, stopping and turning upon Stamford, źhow the deuce did he know that Iáhad come from Afghanistan?╗
My companion smiled an enigmatical smile. źThatĺs just his little peculiarity,╗ he said. źAágood many people have wanted toáknow how he finds things out.╗
źOh! aámystery is it?╗ Iácried, rubbing my hands. źThis is very piquant. Iáam much obliged toáyou for bringingáus together. äThe proper study ofámankind is man,ô you know.╗
źYou must study him, then,╗ Stamford said, as he bade me good-bye. źYouĺll find him aáknotty problem, though. Iĺll wager he learns more about you than you about him. Good-bye.╗
źGood-bye,╗ Iáanswered, and strolled on toámy hotel, considerably interested inámy new acquaintance.
CHAPTER 1.2. THE SCIENCE OFáDEDUCTION
WE met next day as he had arranged, and inspected the rooms at No. 221B, Baker Street, ofáwhich he had spoken at our meeting. They consisted ofáaácouple ofácomfortable bed-rooms and aásingle large airy sitting-room, cheerfully furnished, and illuminated byátwo broad windows. So desirable ináevery way were the apartments, and so moderate did the terms seem when divided betweenáus, that the bargain was concluded upon the spot, and we at once entered into possession.
That very evening Iámoved my things round from the hotel, and on the following morning Sherlock Holmes followed me with several boxes and portmanteaus. For aáday or two we were busily employed ináunpacking and laying out our property toáthe best advantage. That done, we gradually began toásettle down and toáaccommodate ourselves toáour new surroundings.
Holmes was certainly not aádifficult man toálive with. He was quiet ináhis ways, and his habits were regular. It was rare for him toábe up after ten at night, and he had invariably breakfasted and gone out before Iárose ináthe morning. Sometimes he spent his day at the chemical laboratory, sometimes ináthe dissecting-rooms, and occasionally inálong walks, which appeared toátake him into the lowest portions ofáthe City.
Nothing could exceed his energy when the working fit was upon him; but now and again aáreaction would seize him, and for days on end he would lie upon the sofa ináthe sitting-room, hardly uttering aáword or moving aámuscle from morning toánight. On these occasions Iáhave noticed such aádreamy, vacant expression ináhis eyes, that Iámight have suspected him ofábeing addicted toáthe use ofásome narcotic, had not the temperance and cleanliness ofáhis whole life forbidden such aánotion.
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