"It's No Use, John Clay" Said Holmes Blandly.
The light flashed upon the barrel of a revolver, but Holmes's hunting crop came down on the man's wrist, and the pistol clinked upon the stone floor.
"It's no use, John Clay," said Holmes blandly. "You have
no chance at all."
Here's the original.
I dropped the image into black and white to more closely match the original illustration. Various artist effects to try and simulate Paget's drawing style just didn't work, though, so I stopped at that point.
As part of the tribute to Paget's illustrations there is minimal (in this case, no) background :-)