By Laurie R. King
Losing interest with kin lifestyles, Mary Russell follows Sherlock Holmes to London, the place she meets a former Oxford classmate and turns into taken with a secret that locations her in a collaboration with Holmes. by way of the writer of The Beekeeper's Apprentice. Tour.
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On your one day off during the year? You’ll do nothing of the sort. ” She let herself be persuaded. I went up to Holmes’ room and conducted a judicious search of his chest of drawers and cupboards while she assembled the necessaries. As I expected, he had taken the fingerless gloves he used for driving horses and the tool for prising stones from hoofs; in combination with the hat, it meant he was driving a horsecab. I went back down to the kitchen, humming. I toasted muffins over the fire and gossiped happily with Mrs Hudson until it was time for me to leave, replete with muffins, butter, jam, anchovy toast, two slices of Christmas cake, and a waxed paper-wrapped parcel in my pocket, in order to catch the 4:43 to London.
I put up my chin and looked in the other direction. ” “Holmes, this is intolerable. If you wish to be rid of me, all you need do is slow down and let me jump off. You needn’t be offensive to me. ” “Russell, Russell,” he chided, and shook his head. “Damn it, Holmes, what can you imagine was so urgent that I should come all the way here in order to confront you with it immediately? ” “A question you finally nerved yourself up to ask, and the momentum carried you along,” he answered coolly. ” I did leave myself right open for it, but once launched in a path, it is difficult to change direction.
What would be so terrible in letting me, a woman, talk? ” She paused for two seconds. ” Absolute silence, and then: “Why, why is this man afraid of me? Here am I, I thought to myself, barely five feet tall in my stockinged feet, where he’s over six feet and weighs twice what I do; he has a university degree, and I left school at fifteen; he’s a grown man with a family and a big house, and I’m not even twenty and live in a cold-water flat. So, can this man be afraid of me? Can he imagine I’m going to say something that might make him look a fool?
A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King