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A New Dressing Gown


"He took off his coat and waistcoat, put on a large blue dressing-gown, and then wandered about the room collecting pillows from his bed and cushions from the sofa and armchairs. With these he constructed a sort of Eastern divan, upon which he perched himself cross-legged, with an ounce of shag tobacco and a box of matches laid out in front of him. In the dim light of the lamp I saw him sitting there, an old briar pipe between his lips, his eyes fixed vacantly upon the corner of the ceiling, the blue smoke curling up from him, silent, motionless, with the light shining upon his strong-set aquiline features."

— Dr. Watson, The Man With The Twisted Lip

IMPORTANT FOOTNOTE: Although a certain author of a certain article called "Oxford, Cambridge, or . . . ? The Final Answer" (which proves that Sherlock Holmes attended University of Illinois) thought he had the article on this site, it should be forthcoming soon. For those needing further verification, check out page 139 of A Study in Scarlet, The Sherlock Holmes Reference Library Edition, annotated by Les Klinger.