No.2 THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
Opening of chapter 1:
Mr Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he stayed up all night, was seated at the breakfast table. I stood upon the hearth-rug and picked up the stick which our visitor had left behind him the night before. [
-- Well, Watson, what do you make of it?
Holmes was sitting with his back to me, and I had given him no sign of my occupation.
-- How did you know what I was doing? I believe you have eyes in the back of your head.
-- I have, at least, a well-polished, silverplated coffee-pot in front of me, he said.