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finalproblem:

I’m so tired but I can’t go to sleep without this post on my blog and I couldn’t find it so here I’ll just make it myself.

In the original stories, Holmes came back disguised as a bookseller.

The Adventure of the Empty House:

As I did so I struck against an elderly deformed man, who had been behind me, and I knocked down several books which he was carrying. I remember that as I picked them up I observed the title of one of them, The Origin of Tree Worship, and it struck me that the fellow must be some poor bibliophile who, either as a trade or as a hobby, was a collector of obscure volumes. I endeavoured to apologize for the accident, but it was evident that these books which I had so unfortunately maltreated were very precious objects in the eyes of their owner. With a snarl of contempt he turned upon his heel, and I saw his curved back and white side-whiskers disappear among the throng.

And later:

“Well, sir, if it isn’t too great a liberty, I am a neighbour of yours, for you’ll find my little bookshop at the corner of Church Street, and very happy to see you, I am sure. Maybe you collect yourself, sir; here’s British Birds, and Catullus, and The Holy War—a bargain every one of them.”

GATISS TURNED THE BOOKS INTO PORN.