Spider in the middle of the web.
“He is clean-shaven, pale, and ascetic-looking, retaining something of the professor in his features. His shoulders are rounded from much study, and his face protrudes forward and is forever slowly oscillating from side to side in a curiously reptilian fashion. He peered at me with great curiosity in his puckered eyes.” —“The Final Problem”
James Moriarty isn’t a man at all. He’s a spider. A spider at the center of a web.
couldn’t cope with an unfinished melody.