“I was proud, too, to think that I had so far mastered his system as to apply it in a way which earned his approval.”

Dr. John Watson, the fool, believing Sherlock Holmes respects him intellectually


In my pursuit to become insufferable, I’ve been reading through a bunch of classics that I never got around to in school. A couple weeks back I read The Hound of the Baskervilles – in the first scene, Sherlock goads Watson into making a deduction based on a walking stick. “Good job!” Sherlock says, “Your ineptitude inspires me to be a better detective!” So I knew I’d enjoy the rest of the book.

– James