Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock

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[Sherlock] Holmes was outwardly calm, but his whole body gave a wriggle of suppressed excitement as he spoke.

Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder,” The Return of Sherlock Holmes.

Sometimes when reading this book, I’m just grinning like a fool for pages on end. Could he get any cuter?

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In which Watson pulls his doctor card…

Holmes grunted from the sofa.

”The county police ought to make something of that,” said he; “why, it is surely obvious that —”

But I held up a warning finger.

”You are here to rest, my dear fellow. For heaven’s sake don’t get started on a new problem when your nerves are all in shreds.”

Holmes shrugged his shoulders with a glance of comic resignation…

—“The Musgrave Ritual,” The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

C’mon, mom, you’re no fun.

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In which we see a little reference to something BBC references…

”They are not all successes, Watson,” said he [Sherlock Holmes]. “But there are some pretty little problems among them. Here’s the record of the Tarleton murders, and the case of Vamberry, the wine merchant, and the adventure of the old Russian woman, and the singular affair of the aluminum crutch, as well as a full account of Ricoletti of the club-foot, and his abominable wife.”

—Sherlock Holmes, “The Musgrave Ritual,” The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (emphasis added).

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In which Holmes wants Watson to whisper in his ear…

“Watson,” said he [Sherlock Holmes], “if it should ever strike you that I am getting a little overconfident in my powers, or giving less pains to a case than it deserves, kindly whisper … in my ear, and I shall be infinitely obliged to you.”

—“The Yellow Face,” The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

I left out a word, yes. I haven’t been very picky about spoilers, since I’m assuming most people watching this blog have already read the books, but I want the quotes to be as understandable as possible to people who haven’t read the books and that one little word (“Norbury”) instantly makes this quote more confusing for those people.

TL;DR: Left out a word because it’s cuter this way, hehe.

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In which Sherlock brags a little (surprise!)…

Holmes suddenly bent his strength upon it, but without result. “I feel it give a little,” said he; “but, though I am exceptionally strong in the fingers, it would take me all my time to break it. An ordinary man could not do it.”

—“The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet,” The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Why isn’t there more about Sherlock’s incredible strength in BBC’s version?

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No longer roommates but still BFFs…

I had returned to civil practice and had finally abandoned Holmes in his Baker Street rooms, although I continually visited him and occasionally even persuaded him to forgo his Bohemian habits so far as to come and visit us.

—Dr. John Watson, “The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb,” The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

”Us” refers to Dr. and Mrs. Watson.

I love his use of the word “abandoned” regarding poor Holmes. I also love the ideas that 1) he had to convince Holmes to be all social and 2) he had the power to convince Holmes to be all social.

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The extended version of the last quote…

"Miss Morstan has done me the honour to accept me as a husband in prospective."

He [Sherlock Holmes] gave a most dismal groan.

"I feared as much," said he. "I really cannot congratulate you."

I was a little hurt…

"…Love is an emotional thing, and whatever is emotional is opposed to that true cold reason which I place above all things. I should never marry myself, lest I bias my judgment."

—Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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I am inclined to think-” said I.
“I should do so,” Sherlock Holmes remarked impatiently.
I believe that I am one of the most long-suffering of mortals; but I’ll admit that I was annoyed at the sardonic interruption. “Really, Holmes,” said I severely, “you are a little trying at times.
The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (via so-overt-its-covert)

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