Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Some favorite lines from January's REDC

Although not a great story, there are some good lines in REDC.

- "Dear me!" said he, turning over the pages, "what a chorus of groans, cries, and bleatings! What a rag-bag of singular happenings! But surely the most valuable hunting-ground that ever was given to a student of the unusual!

- So it proved; for in the morning I found my friend standing on the hearthrug with his back to the fire and a smile of complete satisfaction upon his face.

- "What, indeed? It is art for art's sake, Watson. I suppose when you doctored you found yourself studying cases without thought of a fee?"

It is interesting that Holmes used the past tense in the above quote; "I suppose when you doctored. . ."
Not when you doctor, or when you see clients.  Had Watson retired?

- "Education never ends, Watson. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last.

- "Education, Gregson, education. Still seeking knowledge at the old university. Well, Watson, you have one more specimen of the tragic and grotesque to add to your collection. By the way, it is not eight o'clock, and a Wagner night at Covent Garden! If we hurry, we might be in time for the second act."

And, because we care. . . .

And, by Ted Friedman