Chapter 5Cast the Character

“If I irritated him by a certain methodical slowness in my mentality, that irritation served only to make his own flame-like intuitions and impressions flash up more vividly and swiftly. Such was my humble role in our alliance.”

—Watson, speaking of Sherlock Holmes16

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