“I was about to say that my friend and I have listened to a good many strange secrets in this room, and we have had the good fortune to bring peace to many troubled souls.
Might I beg you, as time may prove to be of importance, to furnish me with the facts of your case without further delay?”
(The Yellow Case in Sherlock Holmes The Complete Novels and Stories Volume 1)
Is that how British say “just tell me your problem, man. I ain’t got much time.” in 19th century?
Oh, how sexy.
I am currently reading Sherlock Holmes The Complete Novels and Stories Volume 1.
I was only on the 323rd pages (out of 1059 pages) and along the way, found these interesting quotes which makes me grin or stumble in silence for milliseconds.
“Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.”
“It’s just as well for two fellows to know the worst of one another before they began to live together.”
“There is nothing new under the sun. It has all been done before.”
“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
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