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Bonus Round [Sep. 30th, 2006|09:22 pm]
Nicodemus
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I had meant to include this one in the previous quiz, but forgot:


"Confess yourself utterly taken aback," said he.
"I am."
"I ought to make you sign a paper to that effect."
"Why?"
"Because in five minutes you will say that it is all so absurdly simple."
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[User Picture]From: patch_bunny
2006-10-01 05:28 am (UTC)
Sherlock Holmes, "The Adventure of the Dancing Men".

"I can tell by the groove between your left forefinger and thumb that you choose not to invest in South African securities."

It's my favorite Holmes story. :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-10-01 06:22 pm (UTC)
Well spotted, even down to the story. I should've guessed that you'd get this one, being another Holmes fan.

That is one of my favorite exchanges, along with:

"I followed you," Holmes said.
"I didn't see anyone following me."
"That is precisely what you can expect to see when I am following you."

(IIRC, that's from The Devil's Foot. Goin' from memory, though.)
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[User Picture]From: patch_bunny
2006-10-02 01:09 am (UTC)
Yep, and he wasn't even following him, but rather using his deductions to describe every detail of the subject's activities.

Mmm... another nice one.
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[User Picture]From: kinkyturtle
2006-10-01 08:39 pm (UTC)
Ohhh that Sherlock Holmes. He's such a... Sherlock!
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