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I’d like to ask about the sentence in The Final Problem by Conan Doyle.

Pray give my greetings to Mrs. Watson, and believe me to be, my dear fellow,

This is supposed to be the last message written by Sherlock Holmes to Watson. I haven’t learned and don’t think ever saw the wording like the underlined part before. What’s this?
I think since it’s a farewell message, it has to mean something like “I’m always with you in your heart” or “Pray think I was alive”. I don’t know. Would someone paraphrase this part to me please? Thank you.

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Pray give my greetings to Mrs. Watson, and believe me to be, my dear fellow, Very sincerely yours, SHERLOCK HOLMES.

"Believe me to be very sincerely yours" is how that phrase applies.

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    Neat, and very probably correct. I clearly overthought it in my youth.
    – Anton
    Jan 20, 2021 at 8:16

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