The five orange pips

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Type of book

it is a mistery book


this chapter tells the Openshaw's story. There is a misterious klan that want something that the Openshaw's have and if the don't give it to the klan, they will kill them

The author

Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland.

After Arthur reached his ninth birthday, the wealthy members of the Doyle family offered to pay for his studies. He was in tears all the way to England, where he spent seven years in a Jesuit boarding school.

Family tradition would have dictated the pursuit of an artistic career, yet Arthur decided to follow a medical one. This decision was influenced by Dr. Bryan Charles Waller, a young lodger his mother had taken-in to make ends meet. Dr. Waller had trained at the University of Edinburgh and that is where Arthur was sent to carry out his medical studies.

The young medical student met a number of future authors who were also attending the university, including James Barrie and Robert Louis Stevenson. However the man who most impressed and influenced him was without a doubt, one of his teachers, Dr. Joseph Bell. The good doctor was a master at observation, logic, deduction, and diagnosis. All these qualities were later to be found in the persona of the celebrated detective Sherlock Holmes.

A couple of years into his studies, Arthur decided to try his pen at writing a short story.

Arthur Conan Doyle died on Monday, July 7, 1930, surrounded by his family. His last words before departing for "the greatest and most glorious adventure of all," were addressed to his wife. He whispered, "You are wonderful."

Personal opinion

I think it's a very interesting history. The part I liked most was when John Openshaw told that his uncle received the five orange pips and the his father. I didn't like that John Openshaw died because Serlock didn't do anything to prevent it.

Historical context

The book was published in the century XIX in Britain.
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