Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street

Letters from and to Mr. Sherlock Holmes, 221B Baker Street.

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My dearest Watson:

Your prolonged lack of contact is most perturbing.  If this is some misguided attempt at humour at my expense, the joke has gone on long enough.  Kindly contact me at your earliest convenience.

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My dearest Dr. Watson:

I have been involved in a series of investigations of late and it has proven difficult to write.  I have no doubt in my mind that the late unlamented Professor Moriarty played some hand in the planning of said events, though his premature death resulted in a sloppy excecution.  I would, perhaps, have solved it more quickly had I had your presence as I cannot be in two places at once, and often to divide one’s attention can prove a fatal error.

There are certain elements to the case to which I have been sworn to secrecy, naturally, as certain members of Her Majesty’s Government were involved.  However, should you inquire in precisely the correct manner, I should not refuse to answer your indirect questions.  But they would have to be precise, else I would be a traitor to the crown, and I should hate for such an ignoble title to fall upon my head.

I must confess, I am once again perturbed by the lack of stimulation in my life—having finished this case, I return to idly plucking at my violin in an attempt to distract myself from the tedium beyond these walls.  The occasional petty experiment has scarcely been enough to prevent sleepless nights and exhausted mornings, and I am looking forward to sharing both your company and Mrs. Hudson’s cooking.

Yours sincerely,

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((Happy birthday to me

I am now twenty-three

Happy birthday to Mira

Happy birthday to me))

((me too, since it’s both me, I just posted first on Sigerson’s blog for some reason))

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At the turning of the new year, I find myself in the most morose and black of moods.  There has not been a single case worthy of my special attentions since October.  Has all the enterprise gone out of the minds of the criminals of this city?  Is there no future for my profession?

I am certain that you are in the best of spirits in your new life, though I cannot help but wonder at your lack of returning correspondence.  Perhaps it is simply that you are away on holiday or that your attentions are possessed by something of trivial importance.  Nevertheless, I find it a relief to express myself to you, my dear friend, the one man on whom I may thoroughly rely.

Eternally yours,

My Dear Holmes,

I fear my departure for such an elongated period of time may have resulted in a consequence of which I cannot forgive myself, should it have caused any detriment to your person. Indeed, I confess, I had but travelled to America on a proposition which required my immediate care, yet it was only to be temporary, for a few months. Had I known the lack of criminality would be so severe in the duration as to cause your reaction, of which I am learning only too late, I dread, I would not have dared to tread a step out of London. Pray tell me of the nearest time at which I can present myself to you in my sincerest apology.

-Dr John H. Watson

Friend Watson:

I would be most appreciative if you would report yourself to 221B post-haste.  I have devised an experiment to determine the decomposition rates of bone in a number of caustic chemicals, and I fear that without someone to chronicle the affair, days of work may be wasted.  It has given my mind a whetstone on which to retain the sharpness of the blade—though nothing can ever replace my proper work—and I would be more than delighted to share your company as well as your insights.

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To Doctor John Watson

It has been a dark and dreary few months since we last parted company. Cases have been few and lifeless; even the cocaine bottle has lost its friendly edge. I grow so weary of this pointless existence, though nothing would be served by my premature death.

In short, friend Watson, I yearn for your company. London is dreadfully dreary at this time of year, and it would satisfy me immensely to once again see my once and forever friend, if only to laugh over the memories we share.

Yours eternally,

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