And then, quite unexpectedly, a Western!

I have a distinct memory of reading Study in Scarlet for the first time, getting to Part Two, and honestly thinking for a second that there had been a printing error and the second half of my Sherlock Holmes story had been replaced with a different book. 

Basically, my literary insight, as far as the beginning of part two is concerned, boils down to an eloquent WTF? (It all makes sense in the end, but I was so confused at the start. Also, Conan Doyle’s American dialogue writing is sort of hilarious).