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Sherlock Holmes Stories - The Mysterious Afghanistan Wound
1. Read 'A Study in Scarlet'. Note the location of
Watson's war wound.
2. In later stories, it changes position in a rare mistake in recollection by Sir Doyle.
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Robert Jones writes:
Just a picky point on the content of the message. In the UK we do not say "Sir Doyle". A knighthood is bound to the forename, not the family name. You can refer to "Sir Arthur" and/or "Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle", but if the forename is omitted then you refer to him simply as "Conan-Doyle". So much for knights. For higher orders of the peerage, it is Baron, Lord, Count or whatever followed by the family name, seat or style, e.g. The Marquess of Northampton, or the Lord Wilson of Huyton. Members of the royal family do not use a family name at all! - e.g. the Princess Royal signs her cheques (checks) Anne.
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Roxana writes:
Yes, it was in his arm but then it was in his leg in later books. Doyle messed up and has admitted it.
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Mindy Doll writes:
how do you change the position of a wound? that makes no since, maybe Watson has two war wounds, one in his arm, that Sherlock could see and one in his leg
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Panther writes:
Watson is a doctor. He could probably change its position.
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Disgruntled writes:
Geez, so what? It's just a title, so what it you use it a little bit differently.
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