Crowds of curious onlookers dotted
the banks on both sides of the river. Despite it being a crisp
March morning they’d probably never witness such a spectacle
again. It soon began to rain and, if one had looked hard enough, they would see two well dressed men somewhat apart from the rest; standing there to contemplate, statuesque still
, watching the scene with quiet resolution
of this… their latest case. A few broad
shouldered policemen helped the nervous fishermen reel
in their unexpected catch. There was nothing vain
about this one man, quickly kneeling
to test both surface
of mud they’d have to traipse through to get to the dormant
catch, the shorter of the two remarked: “From the amount of bloating
I’d say he’s been dead in the water for quite some time Holmes.”
“Elementary my dear Watson, elementary.” Holmes replied.
Apparently Sherlock Holmes never did say those words at all, not once in any of the novels, but somewhere over the years someone added them into his dialogue.
Sherlock Holmes is of course written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
My first introduction to Sherlock Holmes was when I saw the original movie of The Hound of the Baskervilles now, he has found new fame all over again again with the two Sherlock Holmes movies staring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law
The wordle words all seemed to want to ‘fit’ in with Sherlock Holmes this week.
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