Hummmmm. Teacher gave me this question as an homehomework with the reference of scene# 6 6 7 and 8
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Holmes' felt it was a waste of time to spend so much energy on a profitless task.
"...and I do not think it is a fair game to allow you for one unnecessary moment to waste your energies upon a profitless task. Therefore I am here to advise you this morning, and my advice to you is summed up in three words—abandon the case.”
The Valley of Fear