Monday, June 9, 2008

The Case of the Crippled Penguin

   You're right.  None of Conan Doyle's Tales was ever called that.  But I just wanted to brag a bit.  When I was an avid reader, one of my favorites was Sherlock Holmes.  At one time, if you opened a complete collection of Sherlock Holmes tales at random, and started reading, I could within in a sentence or  two tell you which tale it was from.  I was that familiar with the stories.  In fact, you have probably noticed a few figures of speech from Sherlock Holmes tales right here in Dribble.

   Just bragging.


pchilcoat1 said...

Sherlock Holmes now there was a detective


Always Peace

Glad to see another entry

garnett109 said...

ok i can't remember , who was his side kick?

domsmom27 said...

Keep that mind active, Chuck.  Marlene

jocalodave said...

To this day, my ideal digs is an apartment like the one I picture Holmes occupying on Baker Street. I'd even appreciate having my own:

They consisted of a couple of comfortable bedrooms and a single large airy sitting-room, cheerfully furnished, and illuminated by two broad windows.
 - From A Study in Scarlet

I'd also be well served by my own Mrs. Hudson, who would not only keep my living space in as much order as she could but also who would screen my visitors.

You, Chuck, would always be welcome! In fact, you are invited to serve as my Dr. Watson. Elementary!

I'm no expert on A. C. Doyle, but I have read a few volumes and have enjoyed Basil Rathbone's portrayal of the great sleuth on the silver screen.

There is a wealth of information online about Holmes. He's a fictional character with enduring appeal -- I wish reading was a more popular pasttime for young people; if it were, I'm certain Holmes would be inspiring the current generation as he did yours and mine.

Let's talk about this when we get together again. And let's do that soon, my friend.


specialadyfink said...

Go ahead and brag..sometimes we need to toot our own horn if for nothing else but to hear the beautiful music....
have ya been to the dollar store lately??
Just wondered what ya got and if it was anything good.I love the dollar stores, we have two in out little town and I go to both and love a good bargain

jmorancoyle said...

     Loved Sherlock Holmes. I once had the complete collection as well.

jeadie05 said...

What other favourite Authors do you have ?Do you still read ? Jan xx

hugsdoodlewacky said...

(((((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))I dont remember ever watching Sherlock holmes,but,I like Nancy Drew.LOL.