Dr Watson’s Vocabulary

Dr Watson uses the unusual word (for the Canon) “homage.”  What is the story and what are the circumstances?

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  1. “A flush of colour sprang to Holmes’s pale cheeks, as he bowed to us like the master dramatist who receives the homage of his audience.”(SIXN) This was, I believe, after Holmes did his big speech about how he figured it out. (online book is missing pages, so I’m not sure) Also, my spell checker is freaking out at the British spellings. Silly spell checker.

    1. I was going to post the same quote. It occurs at the end of SIXN just after Holmes has broken the last Napoleon statue and found the black pearl, followed by applause.

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