Mycroft

Forty-four percent of the way through the complete Sherlock Holmes works on Kindle and Mycroft is finally introduced: “My dear Watson,” said he, “I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues. To the logician all things should be seen exactly as they are, and to underestimate one’s self is as much a […]

Leonardo

From the chapter on Leonardo da Vinci in Visari’s Lives: Da Vinci would buy and the immediately release birds… He was so pleasing in conversation, that he attracted to himself the hearts of men. And although he possessed, one might say, nothing, and worked little, he always kept servants and horses, in which latter he […]