- Dear Felllow Sherlockians,
Its really interesting *and* indeed informative to read gurus like
Sumal and Tim Symonds , speak about thingslike
" Holmes the Scientist "
and heavier still , " Sherlock Holmes and Religion ".
However , to lighten up things a little bit , as of today , I am starting
to post "TRIVIA' ; Little known facts about the Master and the Canon , and
all things related to Sherlockania.
I hope to be able to do so frequently and trust members will find the
May I request other members also to share " Trivia" with us as often as
Here the first one ;
THE OTHER FICTIONAL DETECTIVE WHO ALSO LIVED AT
BAKER STREET WAS -* SEXTON BLAKE* -
sometimes called the " poor mans sherlock holmes "
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- Sumalsn,There is good information you posted. It makes sense to me. Thanks for Sharing.Ron aka The Game is Afoot
Dear Bhatiaji and Holmesians,
I may like to bring out that the Army is an organization which takes care of your basic needs completely.
An Officer of the British Indian Army would dine in a mess where he would be charged nominally, have Natives as his bearers.His boarding and lodging was taken care of. The only expenses were incidental like Poker or Game hunting for which Sporting Rifles were required.
The chances are that Dr Watson would have been posted in field areas i.e Afghanistan where he would have very little opportunity to poof off his money. Since Dr Watson was far away from London, it is highly unlikely that he had an opportunity to place bets with a bookie.I suppose since he had just returned from Afghanistan, he must have let himself go for a while before his financial state become "alarming". Probably this explains his presence at the Criterion.