- The Complete Sherlock Holmes: v. II (Barnes & Noble Signature Editions)
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The instant that the Professor had disappeared, it struck me what a really extraordinarily lucky chance Fate had placed in my way. I knew that Moriarty was not the only man who had sworn my death. There were at least three others whose desire for vengeance upon me would only be increased by the death of their leader. They were all most dangerous men. One or other would certainly get me. On the other hand, if all the world was convinced that I was dead they would take liberties, these men; they would soon lay themselves open, and sooner or later I could destroy them.