Sherlock Holmes

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 and depth 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.

Shared with The Sunday Whirl #39

Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

10 thoughts on “Sherlock Holmes”

  1. I love RDJ so the pic alone grabbed me 🙂 Nice tale and blending of the words given! Toodles! 🙂

  2. The wordle is a good fit for a Holmes story, and you used it well. I suspect the now-iconic “Elementary” catchphrase was a bit of dialogue in one of the early movie adaptations of a novel or short story; I’ve read all the shorter works a time or two and don’t recall seeing it in any of them.

    If you haven’t seen the new movie, you might want to check it out. I enjoyed it greatly; I think RDJ’s smugness fits well with Holmes’s supreme confidence in his deductive abilities, as Doyle wrote him in the original stories.

  3. I always look forward to seeing where the words take you each week, Bren. And thanks for the information about “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

  4. Always liked Holmes, but the recent movies are just meh. RDJ is just to smug as Holmes that I want to slap him upside the head.

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