"We could make them exactly even," said Hornblower, taking the plunge. "Have two pistols, one loaded and the other empty. Simpson and I would take our choice not knowing which was which. Then we stand within a yard of each other, and at the word, we fire."
Sherlock Holmes: The bullet they just dug out of the wall is from a handgun. A kill shot like that over that distance from that sort of weapon, you're looking for a crack shot but not just a marksman, his hands musn't have shaken at all so clearly he's acclimatised to violence. He didn't fire until I was in immediate danger so obviously has a strong moral principle. You're looking for someone probably with a history of military service and nerves of steel... [sees John] Actually, you know what? Ignore me.
— Sherlock, A Study in Pink
Julia Neville: "I'm not the 'beg for your life' type."