1. 10

    Only the careless leave a possibility unattended due to assumptions.

  2. 9

    Most damning of phrases: He meant well.

  3. 8

    What does it mean, to lose one's mind? Where does it go? If a man is out of his mind, where is he? What is insane when the world is mad by contrast?

  4. 7

    Travel broadens, they say. My personal experience has been that, in the short term at any rate, it merely flattens, aiming its steam-roller of deadlines and details straight at one's daily life, leaving a person flat and gasping at its passage.

  5. 6

    Tell me about yourself, Miss Russel." I started to give him the obligatory response, first the demurral and then the reluctant flat autobiography, but some slight air of polite inattention in his manner stopped me. Instead, I found myself grinning at him. "Why don't you tell me about myself, Mr. Holmes?

  6. 5

    I undid the wrappings with great curiosity, for Holmes did not normally give gifts. I opened the dark velvet jewller's box and found inside a shiny new set of picklocks, a younger version of his own. "Holmes, ever the romantic. Mrs. Hudson would be pleased.

  7. 4

    It was hypnotic, and then it was unsettling, and finally I became aware of another entity in my universe, sitting on the shore two hundred yards away, smoking a pipe.

  8. 3

    Impossibility is a log thrown on the fires of love.

  9. 2

    Using insult instead of argument is the sign of a small mind.

  10. 1

    It is an amazing thing, the difference to one’s powers of concentration a pair of comfortable shoes can make.

  11. Last Update: 25 May 2022

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