5140Dr. John H. Watson quiz
- 2 FebSHSI members may know quite a bit about Sherlock Holmes - his Stradivarius, his deerstalker, the fact he keeps his tobacco in his slipper, he's an expert at baritsu, and he bumped off the evil Professor Moriarty. How much do you know about his great friend and biographer Dr. John H. Watson?
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Tim Symonds has published five full-length Sherlock Holmes novels including 'Sherlock Holmes And The Sword Of Osman' (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/178092755X) and most recently 'Sherlock Holmes And The Nine-Dragon Sigil'. Further information on the novels at http://tim-symonds.co.uk
'Sherlock Holmes And The Sword Of Osman'
'It's 1906. Far from England, the Ottoman Empire ruled by the despotic Sultan Abd-ul-Hamid 11 is on the verge of imploding. Rival Great Powers, especially Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany, sit watching like crows on a fence, ready to rush in to carve up the vast territories, menacing England's vital overland routes to her Indian possessions. At his medical practice in London's Marylebone Watson receives a mystifying telegram. It's from Holmes.
'Dear Watson, if you can throw physic to the dogs for an hour or two I would appreciate meeting at the stone cross at Charing Cross railway station tomorrow noon. I have an assignation with a bird lover at the Stork & Ostrich House in the Regents Park which has excited my curiosity. Yrs. S.H.'
Watson finds the invitation puzzling. Why should such a mundane meeting at a Bird House excite the curiosity of Europe's most famous investigating detective or anyone else?'
[cid:image006.jpg@01D27D52.3D2BDA00]Sherlock Holmes (right) explaining to Dr. Watson what he has deduced from a pipe left behind by a visitor; illustration by Sidney Paget for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'The Adventure of the Yellow Face', The Strand Magazine, 1893.
[cid:image007.jpg@01D27D52.3D2BDA00]John H. Watson, standing (Illustration by Sidney Paget 1901)
[cid:image008.jpg@01D27D52.3D2BDA00]The first published Sherlock Holmes story
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