Third sentence Thursday – a moment in literary history

(What is Third Sentence Thursday? Open the book you’re reading to a random page. Post the third complete sentence on that page. Add a few comments about the book.)

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

p. 5 – “‘A fellow who is working in the chemical laboratory up in the hospital.'”

Up to this point, the story has been all about Dr. Watson and how he ruined his health as an army doctor in Afghanistan and India. Now the doctor is back in London, living on a pension, and looking for someone to share apartment rent with him. An acquaintance from Watson’s medical school days is starting to tell him about an eccentric young man who needs someone to share expenses with, just like Watson.

World, meet Sherlock Holmes.

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4 responses to “Third sentence Thursday – a moment in literary history

  1. I didn’t know how they met – never really read the books, just watched the films.

    • I had read some of the short stories before, but not A Study in Scarlet (which is more short novel length). It’s interesting to see how Dr. Watson gradually introduces us to Holmes – also interesting to think of both of them as young men just starting out.

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