5/? - “Everything I have to say has already crossed your mind.”
“‘You evidently don’t now me,’ said he.
“‘On the contrary,’ I answered, ‘I think it is fairly evident that I do. Pray take a chair. I can spare you five minutes if you have anything to say.’
“‘All that I have to say has already crossed your mind,’ said he.
“‘Then possibly my answer has crossed yours,’ I replied.
“‘You stand fast?’
“He clapped his hand into his pocket, and I raised the pistol from the table. But he merely drew out a memorandum-book in which he had scribbled some dates.” - The Final Problem
4/? - “I’d be lost without my blogger.”
“I think that I had better go, Holmes.”
“Not a bit, Doctor. Stay where you are. I am lost without my Boswell. And this promises to be interesting. It would be a pity to miss it.”
“But your client—”
“Never mind him. I may want your help, and so may he.” - A Scandal in Bohemia
3/? - “If inconvenient, come anyway.”
“It was one Sunday evening early in September of the year 1903 that I received one of Holmes’s laconic messages:
Come at once if convenient - if inconvenient come all the same. S. H.
The relations between us in those latter days were peculiar. He was a man of habits, narrow and concentrated habits, and I had become one of them. As an institution I was like the violin, the shag tobacco, the old black pipe, the index books, and others perhaps less excusable. When it was a case of active work and a comrade was needed upon whose nerve he could place some reliance, my role was obvious.” - The Adventure of the Creeping Man
2/? - References to various canon cases in ASiB.
”The Geek Interpreter” → ”The Greek Interpreter”, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
”The Speckled Blonde” → “The Speckled Band”, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
”The Navel Treatment”→ ”The Naval Treaty”, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
“And my client is?” “Illustrious.” → “The Illustrious Client”, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes
1/? - “It’s a three-patch problem.”
“What are you going to do, then?” I asked.
“To smoke,” he answered. “It is quite a three pipe problem, and I beg that you won’t speak to me for fifty minutes.”
- The Adventure of the Red-Headed League