An Item of Sherlockian Interest
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Yes, we did jump in and start cleaning in the home office today. That's a story for later, but I think I may post a few pictures along the way of items we've uncovered. This is like an archaeological expedition. How could such a small closet be so stuffed?
I found a framed copy of my first pro sale - an article for a computer magazine. I need to scan and preserve that. But I also found this:
I was the winner of the first ever 1st Bangalore Pioneers (they were a Sherlockian society) Crime Contest. The year was 1987. So, you ask: what was the contest? The challenge was to come up with a cunning plan to kill Sherlock Holmes. The 1st Bangalore Pioneers, you see, was the regiment to which Col. Sebastian Moran belonged. Moran was a henchman of Moriarty, and his presence in London brought Holmes out of his hiatus. In "The Empty House," Holmes had a wax bust of himself placed in his room and he and Watson staked out the empty building across the street, knowing Moran wouldn't be able to resist taking a shot with his specially-made air gun. I submitted Moran's "confession" as my entry.
While I'm at it, here's a picture I shot that same year:
That was taken during our first trip to England.
I'm about done in for the night. More later...
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