For the month of May, I'll be featuring quotations by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as part of my month-long Doyle tribute. Today I'm highlighting a passage from "The Adventure of the Speckled Band". Here we have Watson speaking about Holmes' typical (or atypical, if you prefer) choice of cases:
"On glancing over my notes of the seventy odd cases in which I have during the last eight years studied the methods of my friend Sherlock Holmes, I find many tragic, some comic, a large number merely strange, but none commonplace; for, working as he did rather for the love of his art than for the acquirement of wealth, he refused to associate himself with any investigation which did not tend towards the unusual, and even the fantastic."-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, "The Adventure of the Speckled Band"
"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" is among my favorite Sherlock Holmes short stories. The resolution of the mystery creeps me out every single time -- in a good way. Mostly.