Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.
Note: Is Holmes being sexist or insightful here?
He used to make merry over the cleverness of women, but I have not heard him do it of late. And when he speaks of Irene Adler, or when he refers to her photograph, it is always under the honourable title of the woman.
Note: Hahaha. Holmes is defeated by his sexism.
“You are right,” said Holmes demurely; “you do find it very hard to tackle the facts.”
Note: The Holmes/Lestrade relationship is so fun.
“It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Note: Classic Holmes.