Here is a statement by Jody Baker that I read and want to share with you.
“So it is that in our study of The Adventure of the Copper Beeches matter we again encounter the poetic spirit of Doctor Watson and the exquisite beauty of his expression:”
It was an ideal spring day. A light blue sky, flecked with little fleecy white clouds drifting across from west to east. The sun was shining brightly, and yet there was an exhilarating nip in the air which set an edge to a man’s energy. All over the countryside, away to the rolling hills around Aldershot, the little red and gray roofs of the farm steadings peep out from amid the light green of the new foliage.[COPP, Doub.p.322]
Is there a lovelier description in all of literature than this?
Inspector Baynes aka “Jody Baker”
One Reply to “The Beauty of the Doctor’s Language”
Doctor Watson often writes of particularly descriptive scenes; this is an example of his writing that highlights imagery especially well. Thank you, Chips!
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