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The Five Orange Pips تَدورُ الأحداثُ هذهِ المرةَ في ظروفٍ جويةٍ عاصِفة، لا تقلُّ في شِدَّتِها وتَلاحُقِها عنِ الكوارثِ المتواليةِ التي تُلِمُّ بعائلةِ «أوبنشو» سِلسلةٌ مِنَ الوَفياتِ الغامضةِ بدأتْ بوَفاةِ العَم، ثُم لحِقَه أخُوه، وأصبَحَ الابنُ مُهدَّدًا بمُلاقاةِ المصيرِ المشئومِ نفسِه؛ ما دفَعَه لِلُّجوءِ إلى المُحقِّقِ البارِع «شيرلوك هولمز»، الذي يجِدُ نفْسَه في حاجةٍ إلى أن يُسابِقَ الزمن، وأن يستعينَ بكلِّ ما أُوتِيَ من قُدراتٍ فذَّةٍ لكي يكشِفَ اللغزَ الكامِنَ وراءَ ما يُشتَبهُ في أنه سِلسلةٌ من جرائمِ القتلِ المُدبَّرة، وليستْ مجردَ حوادثَ عارضةٍ من حوادثِ القضاءِ والقَدَر فهلْ يتمكَّنُ «هولمز» من كشفِ هذا اللغز؟ وهل يستطيعُ منْعَ ارتكابِ جريمةٍ قد تكونُ وشيكةً للغاية وإلقاءَ القبضِ على الجُناة، أمْ ستَحِلُّ لَعْنةُ «بذورِ البرتقالِ» المُجفَّفةِ الخمسِ بآخِرِ أفرادِ هذه العائلةِ التعيسة؟

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About the Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Charles Altamont Doyle, a talented illustrator, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.

Although he is now referred to as "Conan Doyle", the origin of this compound surname (if that is how he meant it to be understood) is uncertain. His baptism record in the registry of St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh gives 'Arthur Ignatius Conan' as his Christian name, and simply 'Doyle' as his surname. It also names Michael Conan as his godfather.

At the age of nine Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst. He then went on to Stonyhurst College, leaving in 1875.

From 1876 to 1881 he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. This required that he provide periodic medical assistance in the towns of Aston (now a district of Birmingham) and Sheffield. While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories. His first published story appeared in "Chambers's Edinburgh Journal" before he was 20. Following his graduation, he was employed as a ship's doctor on the SS Mayumba during a voyage to the West African coast. He completed his doctorate on the subject of tabes dorsalis in 1885.

In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa (or Louise) Hawkins, known as "Touie". She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906. The following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897. Due to his sense of loyalty he had maintained a purely platonic relationship with Jean while his first wife was alive. Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.

Conan Doyle fathered five children. Two with his first wife—Mary Louise (28 January 1889 – 12 June 1976), and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley (15 November 1892 – 28 October 1918). With his second wife he had three children—Denis Percy Stewart (17 March 1909 – 9 March 1955), second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani (circa 1910 – 19 February 1987; former sister-in-law of Barbara Hutton); Adrian Malcolm (19 November 1910–3 June 1970) and Jean Lena Annette (21 December 1912–18 November 1997).

Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930. He had died of a heart attack at age 71. His last words were directed toward his wife: "You are wonderful." The epitaph on his gravestone in the churchyard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, reads:

STEEL TRUE
BLADE STRAIGHT
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
KNIGHT
PATRIOT, PHYSICIAN & MAN OF LETTERS

Conan Doyle's house, Undershaw, located in Hindhead, south of London, where he had lived for a decade, had been a hotel and restaurant between 1924 and 2004. It now stands empty while conservationists and Conan Doyle fans fight to preserve it.

A statue honours Conan Doyle at Crowborough Cross in Crowborough, where Conan Doyle lived for 23 years. There is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes in Picardy Place, Edinburgh, close to the house where Conan Doyle was born.

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10 thoughts on “The Five Orange Pips

  1. says:

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would write the short stories to fit perfectly into a single edition of the Strand Magazine. The stories were normally fast paced, but also easy to follow. The Five Orange Pips though, is perhaps constrained by its length, because the reader cannot use the evidence provided to solve the case. There are a number of elements that only Holmes is privy to, and are only revealed when Holmes reveals the solution to


  2. says:

    I like that this short story was not wrapped up nice and tidy. It showed Sherlock Holmes was, in fact, a mere mortal. This is the most human he has seemed so far in my readings, especially when he first finds out about the murder of Openshaw. He takes it so hard. It is not just that he could not prove his deduction right but also that someone else has paid the price for his failing. He tries to rectify the situation the only way he kn


  3. says:

    A Tragic Story, where Holmes fails even before starting. Dark and sinister forces are at play.


  4. says:

    I listened to this with an audiobook. I don't hate Southern American accents (in fact, I rather like them), but this narrator's voice was distracting. He made Holmes' accent a southern, high-pitched sound that I really didn't like. But it was a free book, so enough of my complaints.
    The book was very short (the audiobook lasted for only 40 minutes) but it wasn't a very exciting or thought-provoking case. Reply


  5. says:

    Only three stars this time. (I am currently reading all the Sherlock Holmes stories.)

    In this one, Holmes is out to solve a mystery involving a man who has received five orange pips, or seeds, in an envelope, along with the initials KKK written on it. Okay, any American would right away say we know who the KKK are. Holmes does, too, but needs to explain it all to Watson. (Does Watson never read a newspaper? Any history?)


  6. says:

    "The Five Orange Pips" is the fifth story in the The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes story collection, the third publication in the Sherlock Holmes series (after the first two novels, so the first story collection).

    Holmes is visited by a terrified young man who h


  7. says:

    Ah!!! The wheel turns!!!!!


  8. says:

    5 Words: Perfect length for a cuppa.

    Quite a bitter-sweet ending to this one, with no clear indication as to whether Holmes was right or not. Which was honestly a little frustrating.

    But my faith in the character tells me he is right.


  9. says:

    Yet another classic from sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A truly great writer who deserves the title of (sir) which was granted to him.


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