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Dr Watson reviews his tab at the Hound and Ferret

Dr Watson reviews his tab at the Hound and Ferret

Posts Tagged ‘Sumatra’

My Great Railway Journeys No.2

1 – Double¬†Jeopardy –¬†¬†I once endured two high-speed pursuits through a twelve-carriage train on the same day. The first one involved Holmes and myself, accompanied by a band of hardy police officers, chasing down the man believed to be the notorious Farnham Fingersmith.¬† However, after capturing the criminal, Holmes refused to answer any questions about the investigation unless he could do so in Latin – whereupon the two of us were chased back through the train by the band of officers angered further by Holmes repeating the phrase ‚ÄúI know a secret you don‚Äôt know.‚ÄĚ

2 – Death on the Line –¬†I once had the misfortune of sharing a compartment with a murder victim for the entire length of the Great Western Railway. ¬†This wasn’t quite as grisly as you might imagine as I only realised he was¬†dead after serveral hours. ¬†Up to that point¬†he¬†had been¬†the model travel companion and¬†was the most¬†attentive¬†audience for my anecdote about the giant rat of Sumatra.

3 –¬†Points of Interest – The trip to Bucharest was one of highs and lows. ¬†On the downside, a dozen people were injured in a derailment at Innsbruck while a further¬†ten¬†passengers were hospitalised after coming under fire from a¬†criminal gang¬†who boarded the train at¬†Verona. ¬†On the plus side, there was plenty of room in the buffet car….

Holmes identified a number of points of interest - this was not one of them.

Holmes identified a number of points of interest – this was not one of them.

 

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Mrs Hudson!!

enjoying an ounce of shagI am testing the new-fangled ‚Äėblog‚Äô as suggested to me by my good friends down at the club.¬† Did I ever tell you about the Giant Rat of Sumatra?¬† I didn‚Äôt‚Ķ?¬† Well, it all began with a plate of sardines‚Ķ..

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