Concordance:Sherlock Holmes/X

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Oddly, the only word used in the entire Canon that begins with 'x' is x itself.

From The Greek Interpreter,

Mycroft picked up the Daily News, which was lying on

the side-table.

"'Anybody supplying any information to the whereabouts of a Greek gentleman named Paul Kratides, from Athens, who is unable to speak English, will be rewarded. A similar reward paid to any one giving information about a Greek lady whose first name is Sophy. X 2473.' That was in all the dailies. No answer."

I suppose the X 2473 is an anonomous reply service either provided by the newspaper or well-known enough at the time to be understood in context.

Last modified on 22 October 2010, at 05:09