Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, died on this day in 1930.
"What is the meaning of it, Watson?" said Holmes, solemnly, as he laid down the paper. "What object is served by this circle of misery and violence and fear?It must tend to some end, or else our universe is ruled by chance, which is unthinkable. But what end?" (The Adventure of the Cardboard Box.)