Re: virus: a tangent

Robin Faichney (
Thu, 27 Mar 1997 14:18:00 -0000

From: Dave Pape
>I thought it was opium. I think there's a line from Dr Watson along the
>lines of "Eh Shez lad, yers wanna knock dat skag right on the napper mate.
>It'll fucken cane yer swede in."

Was Watson a Liverpudlian?

It was cocaine. Injected, but I'd guess not mainlined. There's a
really good story by some contemporary author called "The Seven
Per Cent Solution", a Holmesian pastiche, that makes much of
this. The title refers to Holmes' preferred booster.

Robin Faichney