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the fierce energy of his own keen nature

“…Holmes, who loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul, remained in our lodgings in Baker Street, buried among his old books, and alternating from week to week between cocaine and ambition, the drowsiness of the drug, and the fierce energy of his own keen nature.”

– A.C. Doyle, “A Scandal In Bohemia,” The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (5)

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