The Magic That Touches Us All
A quote from the story that first convinced me of the friendship and partnership of Watson and Holmes. Watson could have said. ‘Forget it,’ and rolled over in the covers and gone back to sleep. But he did not, and thus became one of my best friends who just happens to be fictional.
“Chips” aka Ron
‘Come, Watson, come!’ he cried. ‘The game is afoot. Not a word! Into your clothes and come!’
–Sherlock Holmes, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange
“So it was, my dear Watson, that at two o’clock today I found myself in my old armchair in my own old room, and only wishing that I could have seen my old friend Watson in the other chair which he had so often adorned.”
Reading those words remind me of the level of affection Holmes had for Watson. Are there any other quotes that any of you wish to share?
Our esteemed member, Kumar Bhatia of Dubai, UAE and India, a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of India, has written a poignant view of the friendship between Dr Watson and Mr Holmes. It is particularly appropriate as this is the time of year the United Nations designates as “International Friendship Day.”
We thank Mr Bhatia for his contribution and look forward to its appearance in The Watsonian.
Please click on the link below for Mr. Bhatia’s article in a PDF form (saved in Word 93-2000 so all can access).