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but if jenny and vastra were the inspiration for sherlock holmes and jago and litefoot were the inspiration for sherlock holmes and sherlock holmes is also an actual person THEN WHO’S FLYING THE PLANE

There are, in fact, seven Sherlock Holmeses (as well as eleven Watsons but only one Strax). Arthur Conan Doyle knew them all personally but found that stories with nineteen detectives got a bit cluttered. Besides, where would they all fit? After all, no-one seemed to take Doyle seriously when he suggested that the house on Baker St. was “bigger on the inside” so that was right out.

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