Though a medical man by task,
But few patients came, alas
So while waiting one to arrive
Bloomed his deep fondness to write.
A Study in Scarlet, his first tale
About a detective without a fail
Thrilled the readers down to the bones
And bravo! The world had Sherelock Holmes!
– r prab
(This is a tribute to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the man who created Sherlock Holmes! Doyle, by profession, was a physician and this fact has ever fascinated me that it was while waiting for the patients to arrive, who came very rarely, his extreme fondness towards writing stories got a chance to prosper. He composed A Study in Scarlet, the first novel which introduced Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to the world. It was published in 1880. Doyle later said he was inspired by his University professor Joseph Bell, considered to be a pioneer of ‘forensic pathology’- using science for criminal investigation, to create the character of Sherlock Holmes. I would say, if you have an extreme fondness towards doing something, it finds its way to bloom anyways! The above painting that I made is after referring the image of Conan Doyle’s writing room, which I found on Wikimedia.)
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