rinalia (rinalia) wrote,

The Valley of Fear Quotes

"One dumb-bell, Watson! Consider an athlete with one dumb-bell! Picture to yourself the unilateral development, the imminent danger of a spinal curvature. Shocking, Watson, shocking!"

-pg 216, The Complete Sherlock Holmes (The Valley of Fear)

It was late that night when Holmes returned from his solitary excursion. We slept in a double-bedded room, which was the best that the little country inn could do for us. I was already asleep when I was partly awakened by his entrance.

"Well, Holmes," I murmured, "have you found anything out?"

He stood beside me in silence, his candle in his hand. Then the tall, lean figure inclined towards me. "I say, Watson," he whispered, "would you be afraid to sleep in the same room with a lunatic, a man with softening of the brain, an idiot whose mind has lots its grip?"

"Not in the least," I answered in astonishment (
This is why I heart Watson).

"Ah, that's lucky," he said, and not another word would he utter that night.

pg 221, The Complete Sherlock Holmes (The Valley of Fear)

Sherlock Holmes is so enjoyable to read. I love his snarky 'tude.
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