The Reigate Puzzle

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Sherlock and Watson

    This story begins in a similar way as "The Adventure Of The Devils Foot". Sherlock is ill from over working himself and is on a vacation in the country at one of Watsons friends (Colonel Hayter) house near Reigate in Surrey. While there Sherlock and Watson learn of a curious burglary where the robber stole strange items of no value, an odd volume of Pope's Homer, two plated candlesticks, an ivory letter weight, a small oak barometer, and a ball of twine were stolen from the house of Mr. Acton.

The very next morning after Sherlock and Watson learn of the curious event they learn that a murder has been committed!  William the coachman was shot through the heart around midnight at the Cunninghams place.