Nervous by Mrs. Hudson’s visit, Dr. Watson finds his friend Sherlock Holmes in terrible condition. The great detective contracted a deadly virus and you need to stay away from him. Dr. Watson wants to invite the best virus specialist, but Holmes protests so much that Watson is scared. It was scary to look at Holmes – anyone would be struck by the sight of his thin, emaciated face with a sickly blush. The detective’s thin hands frantically moved along the blanket, the voice of the great Holmes was hoarse and breaking. What kind of affliction struck Holmes, who was dying?
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 for A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and fifty-six short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Sherlock Holmes stories are milestones in the field of crime fiction.
Doyle was a prolific writer; other than Holmes stories, his works include fantasy and science fiction stories about Professor Challenger and humorous stories about the Napoleonic soldier Brigadier Gerard, as well as plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical novels. One of Doyle’s early short stories, “J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement” (1884), helped to popularise the mystery of the Mary Celeste.