The Best of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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In the chapter "The Adventure of Beryl Coronet" in The Best of Sherlock Holmes, what was the best possible solution that Holmes was referring to? Why did Holmes think so?

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Sherlock Holmes makes this particular comment in regards to a note that Mary left behind for her uncle, Mr. Holder. In this note, she reveals that she was going away on account of a statement her uncle had made to her, which was essentially blaming her refusal to marry his son on the misfortune that had befallen their family. It is this decision to abandon her uncle in this fashion that Holmes...

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