I bet you do you saucy minx…
Posts tagged Watson.
“One of the blissful ways of passing an evening, when you encounter another dyed-in-the-blood addict, is to embark on the happy discussion of minor details of Holmesiana. “Whose gold watch was it that had been so mishandled?” one may ask; and the other counters with “What was the book that Joseph Stangerson carried in his pocket?” Endless delicious minutiae to consider! […]Or there are the glimpses of Moriarty to be talked over: his youthful treatise on the binomial theorem “which had a European vogue”. Or Mycroft Holmes, seven years older than Sherlock: we would gladly have heard more of him and of the Diogenes Club. How was it that Dr. Watson happened to cherish a portrait of Henry Ward Beecher, but never had it framed? Or we might air a minor grievance that the devoted Mrs. Hudson had never been implicated in a mystery of her own. There was a mystery about a landlady, but a certain Mrs. Warren was brought in for the purpose. And why did Gregson and Lestrade gradually fade out of the picture? Why does Billy the page boy remain only a phantom? Holmes speaks once of being at college: what college was it? And Dr. Watson’s wound from the “Jezail bullet”: was it in his shoulder or his leg: apparently Sir Arthur was not quite sure.”
Christopher Morley, In Memoriam Sherlock Holmes
The Uzbek translation of A Study in Scarlet (1887) by Arthur Conan Doyle.
“Well, I have no connection with any other people who have been making inquiries,” said Holmes carelessly. “If you won’t tell us the bet is off, that is all. But I’m always ready to back my opinion on a matter of fowls, and I have a fiver on it that the bird I ate is country bred.”
“Well, then, you’ve lost your fiver, for it’s town bred,” snapped the salesman.
“It’s nothing of the kind.”
“I say it is.”
“I don’t believe it.”
So his weapon of choice……..
The Empty Stand (to go with my drawing from yesterday)
Hand painted cameo of Basil Rathbone, best known for his numerous classic portrayals of Sherlock Holmes (and the first person to say “Elementary my dear Watson). Plus, a dapper gentleman is always appreciated.
—- Holmes and his Watson
David Burke, you are a god.
Sherlock goes Typography by SOULTHROW
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