...he has no ambition and no energy. He will not even go out of his way to verify his own solutions, and would rather be considered wrong than take the trouble to prove himself right. Again and again I have taken a problem to him, and have received an explanation which has afterwards proved to be the correct one.
—Sherlock Holmes, speaking of his brother in "The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter"
The conclusions of every department are passed to him, and he is the central exchange, the clearinghouse, which makes out the balance. All other men are specialists, but his specialism is omniscience.
---"The Bruce Partington Plans"
Unlike the TV series, there is no sibling rivalry between the two and they seem to get on very well.
What will I reflect upon today?