Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1892)

by vyh

“We have got to the deductions and the inferences,” said Lestrade, winking at me. “I find it hard enough to tackle facts, Holmes, without flying away after theories and fancies.”

“You are right,” said Holmes demurely; “you do find it very hard to tackle the facts.”

from “The Boscombe Valley Mystery”