Government agencies are similar in many cities and countries. There are good and nice officials who can help solve your problems quickly and easily. And there are other officials who want money for their assistance. These are the majority. This method is very popular. Bribes have always been given. These things already became normal. Marina Salcedo is a senior lieutenant. She is preparing to go to Manila. The woman has been working for the goverment for twenty years. In recent years, life has risen in price and she needs extra money for her youngest son. He is getting ready to go to college. Marina is not the person who got rich on bribes and built herself a huge house with other people's money. She has to work hard. Then in Manila she will receive an award that can make life easier. But what price it would cost?
This is one of the unusual stories about the life and work of the world's most known detective and intellectual. One day, Dr. Watson comes to his old friend Holmes and sees that the detective already has a visitor — a big redheaded man named Jabez Wilson. Holmes notices how bright his guest's red hair is. Mr. Wilson says that everything started from an ad offering a good job. But only for the red people. There was also a mysterious phrase «Redheaded league in that offering.» Jabez quickly managed to get a job in a mysterious office. The whole day he was rewriting some pages of the British Encyclopedia for some good money. Soon all of a sudden the Redheaded league fell apart. And now Mr. Wilson wants to know what this strange incident really was.
Captain MacWhirr looked thoughtfully at the barometer. The weather was bad. It was a short and strong man with sparse hair and a thick beard. MacWhirr talked to people in such a way that they often considered him short-sighted or frankly stupid. When the captain was on land, he always wore a brown hat, a coat and heavy black boots. Many people knew that he was really a very good captain. He always had only the best sailors in the crew. At a young age, he ran away from home and went to Ireland, although his father maintained a small shop in Belfasf. The family was not poor. A few months later, MacWhirr sent a letter to his parents from Chile. He worked and could feed himself. MacWhirr was able to take care of himself from his youth
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the next part of the world-famous story about the fascinating adventures of smart guy Tom Sawyer. The novel was published in 1884. It is one of the first novels written in colloquial English with the usage of jargonisms. This story describes a lot of different small towns and nationalities living near the Mississippi river. The book is full of sarcasm and mockery of many prejudices of that time including racism. Mrs. Douglas adopts Huckleberry Finn. The adoptive mother is desperately trying to educate him and make more religious. The boy is bored and runs with Tom Sawyer to the gang of «robbers». Later the father kidnaps Huck. He manages to escape and starts his own raft trip down the Mississippi.
What would you do if you realized your close friend was getting mad? Your bosom-friend you know the whole life. I guess, you would try to help him like I did. But what if you faced with supernatural? I suppose that you'll be able to help me to solve this puzzle. And we will find the truth. Let's start from the beginning. When we were studying at school with my friend, there was one boy. He was a sneak. He always told the teachers wrong things other children did. But he didn't see these bad deeds with his own eyes. He just knew everything and the teachers believed him. I don't know what it was. Was it a third eye or a sixth sense? It is unknown. I don't know much about these things. But I believe in common sense. After graduating the university, I went to another country. All the three of us chose different ways in life. Time passed. After my arriving in London our paths crossed in a very unusual manner.
The man Brisbane tell the history, which is happened with him, when he had to travelling on his favourite ship named «Kamtschatka». Of course, after when you'll have known this story, you’d understand why Brisbane don’t sailing on it anymore. But at that time, in hot summer he came on his cabin number 105, he was going to America. Our hero noticed strange behavior of the steward. And Brisbane thought that steward was drunk. In this cabin he had a companion. But he went out the cabin at night with screaming and anybody didn't saw him after it. Next day ship's doctor invited Brisbane to live in his room, when he inquired about the number of his room. And told to Brisbane that three man who lived there were dead. Brisbane decided to investigate this mystery.
The railway signalman told me that his haunts by ghost. After each appearance of ghost a tragic event on the railway occurs. The signalman works in the booth that is located next to the entrance into the tunnel, it where he controls the movement of trains. When there is any danger, his colleagues signalmen alert him via telegraph and siren. Three times he gets ghostly signals of danger when his bell rings in such a way that only he can hear it. During each alert ghost appears, and then a horrible accident happens.
Inspired by the Moskstraumen, it is couched as a story within a story, a tale told at the summit of a mountain climb. The story is told by an old man who reveals that he only appears old – “You suppose me a very old man,” he says, “but I am not. It took less than a single day to change these hairs from a jetty black to white, to weaken my limbs, and to unstring my nerves.” The narrator, convinced by the power of the whirlpools he sees in the ocean beyond, is then told of the “old” man’s fishing trip with his two brothers a few years ago.
I looked at the list of the passengers’ names – there was one name on the list that I knew – Cornelius Wyatt. So I went to the shipping office and I looked at the list. Cornelius was an artist. He painted pictures. I heard from friend that he had married a beautiful and charming young woman. I wanted to meet Mrs Wyatt. I had never seen her.I was very glad to see Cornelius, bu he didn’t. He didn’t want to speak to me and he locked at his room.Cornelius arrived to ship with his wife and sister, but he also booked a third room, where he put some oblong box.What is in this strange oblong box? Why Cornelius behaves so bad?
Story of a man who has went into trances his entire life. He will spend hours or even days contemplating nearly nothing and is unable to control it. He is preparing to marry his cousin a woman named Berenice who has also become ill in fact it seems that the only part of her that remains healthy is her teeth. At some point she comes to visit him at night and she smiles. This triggers one of his trances and in that trance he pulls out all of her teeth.
During Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson the conversation, Mary Sutherland comes. She says her story. Her father died, and now she lives with her mother and stepfather, not much older than she is. Mary inherited the small capital from his uncle, that she receives by small parts every year. This money she gives to family and earning for living herself by typing. Since Mary’s father was a plumber, every year they receive the invitation to the plumbers’ ball. Step-father does not allow Mary to go to the ball. But one year he is gone to France, she goes to the ball, where she met with Mr. Hosmer Angel and fell in love with him.
A girl named Helen Stoner asked Sherlock Holmes for help. She lived in an old estate near the village, along with her stepfather Dr. Grimesby Roylott who used to be a doctor when he lived in India. Two years ago she lost her sister Julia. She died two weeks before her wedding, under mysterious circumstances. Before his death, for several nights in the house she heard a strange whistling that very frightened her. The night Julie died, Helen had heard similar sounds. On her deathbed, Julia shouted: «It was a speckled band!» Now Helen temporarily moved to her sister's room because her one is being repaired. At the first night Helen heard a strange whistling again and panicked.
Colonel Elias Openshaw has been a large planter in the South of U.S. But he returned at motherland, to England after war. Elias used to be brave and determined, but he become horrified, when received an envelope with letters “K.K.K.” on it, and inside was nothing but the five orange pips. Fourteen month later the exact same letter was send to his brother Joseph. Five days after that he died falling down from the hill and breaking his head. Almost two years left and now letter with five pips received John Openshaw the Joseph’s father.
While the Dr. Watson got married and engaged in private medical practice, to Sherlock Holmes for help addressed German aristocrat who conceal their origin from the detective. But Holmes wasn’t difficult to immediately expose him. Count Von Kramm’s problem was that he was going to marry, and the woman with whom he had a love affair before, blackmailed him. She was charming opera singer and had a photo where they were together with him. The King’s agents have tried to searched photo, but couldn’t find. All hope of Sherlock Holmes, otherwise the wedding will be able to fail. To carry out the task will have to be reincarnated as a groom for penetrate into the house of blackmailer.
It happed in spring when Sherlock was walking in the park with his friend Dr. Watson. Sherlock Holmes suffered from tedium without work. At that time at Sherlock’s house had come strange guest and forgot his pipe. Returned home and looked at this thing, Holmes described this person exactly he was. His strange visitor was Mr. Grant Munro, he was a merchant of tobacco. Once his wife Effie went out, and returned very pale and panted. Munro didn’t know what Effie did at the highway at 3 a.m. He asked Holms to looked into this case because thought that his wife deceived him. She had been from America and had a husband and a daughter. But they had died.