Eleven shillings and sixpence a day (11/6d)

....or as free as an income of eleven shillings and sixpence a day will permit a man to be. (Dr John Watson)

(This would have given Dr Watson an income of about £210 per year which although not allowing him to live in carefree luxury would have made him reasonably comfortable. In 'A Case of Identitiy" Holmes states that a single lady can get on very nicely upon an income of about 60 pounds, whereas in "The Msn with the Twisted Lip" Neville Sinclair (Hugh Boone) admits to making an income of £700 per year which would have been a very comfortable income. His wages as a reporter on a London Newspaper were £104 per year approx.)
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