The Sign of the Four


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Tonga’s Blow Darts

In The Sign of the Four, Tonga’s blow darts—small poisoned spears that kill their target—represent his position in the novella as the most simplistically evil figure, demonstrating his otherness through the darts’ strange foreign…

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The Agra Treasure

The Agra treasure at the heart of The Sign of the Four symbolizes both a cushioned escape from society and imprisonment. It is a bountiful collection of luxurious jewels, originally owned by an Indian prince…

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