Describe Sherlock's character in 3 adjectives using specific examples from the following three stories: The Five Orange Pips, The Blue Carbuncle, and The Adventures of the Speckled Band.

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In The Adventure of the Speckled Band, Holmes is observant. Of course, this applies to him in ALL of the stories, but in this particular one, in the very beginning, he uses his powers of observation to determine that his young lady visitor has come by train. He remarks that she has just arrived by train, and she asks if he knows her. He explains:

"No, but I observe the second half of a return ticket in the palm of your left glove.

Sherlock Holmes is solitary. Other than Watson, there is never much mention that he has other friends. In The Five...

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