homens do mal: professor james moriarty.

"He is the Napoleon of crime, Watson. He is the organizer of half that is evil and of nearly all that is undetected in this great city. He is a genius, a philosopher, an abstract thinker. He has a brain of the first order. He sits motionless, like a spider in the center of its web, but that web has a thousand radiations, and he knows well every quiver of each of them. He does little himself. He only plans. But his agents are numerous and splendidly organized. Is there a crime to be done, a paper to be abstracted, we will say, a house to be rifled, a man to be removed—the word is passed to the Professor, the matter is organized and carried out. The agent may be caught. In that case money is found for his bail or his defence. But the central power which uses the agent is never caught—never so much as suspected. (...)"

Texto: The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes - The Final Problem, de Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, pub. 1891 no Strand Magazine - ed. facsimilada da Wordsworth Classics, 1992, pág. 437.

Imagens: Professor James Moriarty, pelo grande actor Eric Porter, in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Red Headed League e The Final Problem, Granada TV, 1985, adaptação de John Hawkesworth.


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