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Friday fics — footnotes

More like Friday fic this week, whoops. Apparently I've mostly been reading other things this week.

British Library, Cotton Domitian viii, Item IV, ff. 70-80: Historia Johannis (3913 words) by longwhitecoats
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Medieval, Writing on Skin, Writing on the Body, Literacy Kink, Multilingual, Footnotes, Epic Love, Literally an epic love, Implied character death - ambiguous, Academia

Here follows the first translation of the Historia Johannis, commonly called "The Hermit's Tale."

I knew I was going to love this story when I saw that it had a whole separate column for the footnotes. Actually, the library copies of the canon that I read were laid out like this as well, so maybe I just have a typographical type.

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