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A Most Excellent Gift

“Do you include violin playing in your category of rows?” he asked, anxiously.

“It depends on the player,” I answered. “A well-played violin is a treat for the gods–a badly played one– –”

“Oh, that’s all right,” he cried, with a merry laugh. “I think we may consider the thing as settled–that is, if the rooms are agreeable to you.”

-- Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
in A Study in Scarlet