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Mon Feb 20th, 2017


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08:12 pm - Lost weekend
Yes well, I rested a lot and read a lot and dropped a couple of pounds because hacking coughs do not conduce to appetite. But I'm about ready for this virus to be over, because those first morning lung-clearings are bloody painful, and it makes my joints hurt as well.

If I'm lucky, the stabbing knee is also virus-related; if I'm lucky, it will be cured by more prescription meds (doctor tomorrow, finally); if I'm not...

Why are the Mammoth Books of Whatever such fail? The Mammoth Sherlock Holmes, all written by the same guy, had Victorian cooks addressed as Miss Rosemary. The Mammoth New Sherlock Holmes by various authors has inexplicable typos: 'At the cost of her life she must not be identified as the treasure's finder. She needs an untermediary.' (Also forgive me if I don't think the royal regalia of Charles I legally belongs to the person who found it, and who murdered to keep it.)

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From:incandescens
Date:February 21st, 2017 02:06 am (UTC)
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A Victorian cook addressed as Miss and by her first name? That's unpossible.
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From:flemmings
Date:February 21st, 2017 02:13 am (UTC)
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In later degenerate times (the 30s) it's possible that middle-class madams might have called her 'Cook' (vague memories of Mary Poppins) but Victorian era? Mrs, regardless of marital status, and last name.

This is also the book where Holmes and Watson catch a transom to Victoria Station.
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From:incandescens
Date:February 21st, 2017 02:15 am (UTC)
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Ow ow ow. So much for maintaining suspension of disbelief.
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From:heliopausa
Date:February 21st, 2017 01:21 pm (UTC)
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Yes, that's pretty poor, about the cook. "Untermediary", though, sounds interestingly dark and underworld-y. :)

Sorry about your rough weekend, without even top-notch reading to see you through. I hope your knee sorts out without further trouble.
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From:flemmings
Date:February 22nd, 2017 01:22 am (UTC)
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To me it sounds sinister and German, more suited to international espionage than (in this case) missing treasure.

Thank you. Meds are now available to treat these things and I will hope for speedy relief.

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