Describe Watson's character in 4 adjectives using specific examples from the following stories:"The Five Orange Pips," "The Man with the Twisted Lip" and "The Speckled Band."
Watson is devoted to his colleague. In "The Man with the Twisted Lip" he is dismayed to find Holmes skulking with the other addicts, and Holmes sense his anxiety-
"I suppose, Watson," said he, "that you imagine that I have added opium-smoking to cocaine injections, and all the other little weaknesses on which you have favoured me with your medical views."
However, Watson is still determined to assist him in his newest case-
I could not wish anything better than to be associated with my friend in one of those singular adventures which were the normal condition of his existence.
Watson is thorough in his recording of the details of each of the cases he and Holmes embark upon, as noted at the beginning of "The Speckled Band"-
On glancing over my notes of the seventy odd cases in which I have during the last eight years studied the methods of my friend Sherlock Holmes, I find many tragic, some comic, a large number merely strange, but none commonplace.
He is excited by his adventures with Holmes-
I had no keener pleasure than in following Holmes in his professional investigations, and in admiring the rapid deductions, as swift as intuitions, and yet always founded on a logical basis with which he unravelled the problems which were submitted to him.
Watson is also fascinated by the cases that Holmes tackles, and the strangeness of the human condition. He says at the beginning of "The Five Orange Pips" that-
none of them present such singular features as the strange train of circumstances which I have now taken up my pen to describe.