Friday, February 27, 2015
One would think that the members of this scion might well focus on the rest of the statement. Watson’s complete statement includes a description concerning Holmes’s hermit-like penchant for remaining “in our lodgings in Baker Street, buried among his old books.” Over the span of 37 years, the Camden House Occupants have demonstrated that our “drug of choice” is books of every variety. One needs to only peruse the pages of the existing 442 issues of our monthly journal for evidence. The range of references span almost every variety of published works.
Therefore, when one observes Watson’s words regarding Sherlock Holmes’s alternation between cocaine and ambition, it is shocking that no scholar has suggested that Watson is using these words as a metaphor, suggesting that Holmes’s ambition to read and collect old books was like an addiction to cocaine (which is a simile). Our record of publication, and the 423 consecutive monthly meetings attest to our avid addiction to the written word.
Still keeping the Holmes fires burning