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Its spreadsheets would have been invaluable time-savers for correlating soil colors and granulations by London neighborhoods, for instance; or trouser threads by manufacturer and tailor. He would have found it quite useful as a library and a correspondence tool, if only for cataloging and exposing the mistakes of others.
As a code-breaker, it would have been entirely unnecessary; his own intellect was enough. As biography, he would have declared it absolute rubbish.
But that is only what Sherlock Holmes himself would have thought. For more than a century, Holmes devotees have been enthusiastically filling the gaps left by the incomplete journals of Dr.
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John H. Watson, Holmes's friend and chronicler, and they have lost no time putting their speculations online. Sherlockian trivia is legendary, and since "obsessive" would be Holmes's middle name if he had one, there is no shortage of Web sites.
One of the most comprehensive sites is at Yoxley Old Place www. From Yoxley, one can find information on everything from The Baker Street Journal, the quarterly publication of the Baker Street Irregulars, perhaps the most famous Holmes society, to collectable and trivia sites.
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Michael Maher. Klauber, a herpetologist, writes that there is no such Indian reptile as a "swamp adder," that Watson misunderstood Holmes as usual and that, in fact, the villain in the case had made a hybrid, crossing a cobra and a Gila monster. Freeman wrote in an e-mail message.
Whether touring Holmes Web sites or actual British sites, one should be aware of the Game. The Game is not what's afoot; it is a premise of Holmesian research. Freeman explained: "Those who follow the Game 'believe' Holmes was real, Watson wrote the stories and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was merely the literary agent who brought them forward for publication.
Doyleans dislike the Game intensely and say it takes away the credit Doyle should get for Holmes as well as his many other works. I don't speak for all Sherlockians, but personally, I think we all know what a genius Doyle was. Other issues can turn the chat lines red-hot, Mr.
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