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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Parody/Tribute to Conan Doyle's Famous Detective

Updated on April 28, 2018
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RedElf (Elle Fredine), published author, musician, life-long fan of Disney, Pixar, classic cartoons, and great entertainment of any kind

The Case of the Missing HubNuggets

Dr. KoffeeKlatch Watson bounded up the stairs to the lodgings she shared with world-famous detective, Sherlock (HubPages) Inglish-Holmes, and flung open the doors to their rooms.

The stuffy, smoke-filled apartments at 221 3/4 B Baker Street reverberated to the sonorous cadences of Sibelius' "Finlandia," rendered with virtuoso skill by a ragged, stooped, pipe puffing, Gypsy violinist.

"Good heavens, Holmes!" Watson threw open the windows, flapping her saucer in a vain attempt to clear out some of the choking fumes.

Their long-suffering landlady, Maddie Hudson, entered with a breakfast-laden tray. Quickly depositing it on the table, she rushed to the window. "Dr. Watson," she said between coughs, "that foul tobacco is going to be the death of us one of these days."

"I couldn't agree more." The worthy doctor turned to the gypsy. "Marvelous disguise, Holmes, but that music is so... so..."

"Scandinavian?" Holmes straightened, violin bow poised.


"Ah. Well, perhaps this would be more to your liking." Holmes broke into a rousing rendition of Stravinsky's "Firebird."

"Actually, I would prefer to enjoy our excellent Maddie Hudson's delicious-smelling repast before your caller arrives. Perhaps you could sweeten our tea with an English country dance."

Title image by RedElf, photo by Andrew Dunn
Title image by RedElf, photo by Andrew Dunn | Source

Holmes and Watsons of the Silver Screen

Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson | Source
William Powell and John Barrymore as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
William Powell and John Barrymore as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson | Source

The Plot

"Caller?" Holmes strode to the window, music forgotten. After one piercing glance at the street below, she returned to the table. "Thank you, Maddie Hudson," she said. "This looks delicious, and I find I am quite famished. Please show our visitor up as soon as she arrives."

Very good, sir." Maddie Hudson departed with a final, reproachful cough.

"Well...? Aren't you going to ask how I knew?"

"It seems perfectly obvious to me, Watson. There were a number of passers-by, but only one lingered - a lady, unmarried, perhaps fallen on hard times. Her dress is of excellent quality, but not the latest mode, and her boots, though fine leather, have not seen a proper blacking for some weeks. Her hands are smooth and well-kept, indicating she may have some private means, though she wears no jewelry except for a pair of rather handsome, pearl ear-bobs. She gazes repeatedly at our windows while nervously twisting her gloves - troubled, but undecided. Unless I miss my guess, she will be arriving shortly, so do eat up, there's a good woman."

The pair had no sooner finished than their kindly landlady arrived with a young woman, and withdrew with the breakfast tray.

The young woman stood gazing from Holmes to Watson, wringing her hands. "Please, you must help. My poor father will loose everything - his good name, his honor... Have you heard of the weekly writing contest?"

"Of course, the Hubnuggets contest. Calm yourself, my dear. Have some tea." Watson led the distraught young woman to a chair. "Six nominees arrived in this morning's post. Holmes and I were just about to peruse them..."

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TV's Holmes and Watson

The Plot Thickens

As they finished perusing the nominees' hubs, tears filled the young woman's lovely eyes. "Oh, dear. Whatever shall I do?"

"Let us begin at the beginning," said Holmes, pulling up a chair. "What is your name, and who, exactly, is your father?"

She blushed prettily. "Forgive me, please. How rude you must think me."

"Not at all. Let me freshen your tea," said Watson, reaching for the pot.

"Thank you. My name is ladyjane1. My father, Sir Jason Menayan, was trusted with ensuring the safety of all eighteen HubNugget Nominees, and now they are missing - well, twelve of them are missing."

Watson started, alarmed. "Great heavens! Holmes if this loss becomes public knowledge, cabinet will be in an uproar. Questions will be asked in the House."

"Then we'd best find out who's behind this, Watson." Holmes crossed to the fireplace and reached for the Turkish slipper resting on the mantle. She pulled out a quantity of shag, stuffed it into her pipe, and struck a lucifer against the slipper's sole.

"Great Scott, Holmes, not while ladyjane1 is here."

"Oh, yes, so sorry. We've heard something of your father's troubles, ladyjane1. Do go on."

"We have fallen upon hard times. My poor father lost almost everything to the notorious Spanish confidence woman, Simone Smith-quez, Comtessa de las Vegas y San Bernadino. We're surviving on a small legacy from my dear mother. Presenting the nominees at Court would have mended the family fortunes and restored him to his rightful place in society." ladyjane1 pulled a dainty, lace square from her reticule and dabbed at her eyes. A scrap of paper, dislodged from her bag, fluttered to the carpet.

Holmes pounced on it like some great bird of prey. "The game's afoot, Watson! Look - the nominees for Religion and Philosophy!"

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The Baker Street Irregulars

A timid knock at the chamber door roused them from their reading. Holmes' brusque "Come in!" caused the door to open a crack, and a small head to emerge round the edge of the door frame.

"Quit pushin."

"G'orn, git in - 'e don't bite."

The childish voices resolved themselves into three street urchins, two standing in the doorway, caps in hand, while their companion, a sweet-faced child with bare feet peeping out from under her skirt, beamed at everyone.

"Me 'n' Elfie foun' summat in't road." The leader of the three shoved the first urchin forward. "G'orn - give it 'im."

Elfie held out a rather fine tobacco pouch to a bemused Dr. Watson. "Who are these children, Holmes?"

"Let me introduce the Baker Street Irregulars, Watson. This rascal is Elfie - has the makings of an artist - never forgets a face. And this fine, brave chap is Enelle Lambie, the leader of their little troupe - very clever, our Lambie."

"And who is this wee lass?"

In spite of herself, Holmes smiled."Little ripplemaker."

"Her don't talk much, but my mam says it makes yer 'appy just 'avin' her about."

"Your mam is quite right, Lambie," said Dr. Watson.

"What have you for me today?" Holmes rubbed her hands together.

"That lady dropped 'er 'baccy pouch - we follered, and we seen 'er come 'ere, so we brung it you. We fink it might be val'able." The three urchins gazed hopefully at Holmes and Watson.

"Why, that's my father's," said ladyjane1. "I was taking it to the tobacconists so they could match father's special blend. I must have - "

" - dropped it in the street, yes. May I?" Holmes opened the pouch and peered inside. " Sir Jason a somnambulist, ladyjane1?"

"What? I..."

"Does your father walk in his sleep?" Holmes extracted a piece of paper and held it for Watson to see. "Give our young friends a shilling for their trouble, would you, Watson?"

"Holmes - it's the last of the HubNuggets!"

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After dispatching the Irregulars with the promised shilling, Holmes carefully brushed both papers with fine talcum, and examined them closely with his magnifier. "I see only one person's finger marks here, and the hand is far too large to be yours, ladyjane1. It appears the burden of the past week proved too much for Sir Jason. In his desire to keep the nominees safe, he hid them from even himself."

"Of course," said Watson. "At the urging of his over-strained mind, Sir Jason hid the nominees while sleepwalking, and upon awakening, had no memory of his actions."

"You have solved the mystery. The HubNugget nominees are found; our family fortunes are restored! You are truly a great detective, Sherlock Inglish-Holmes. Thank you, too Dr. Watson! I shall never forget you." The grateful young woman swept out the door.

Holmes affected to be unmoved, but Watson could tell she was pleased with her morning's work.

"I shall write this up in my memoirs, Holmes. Let me see. I need a good title... The Case of The Missing HubNuggets? Hmm... too bland." Dr. Watson paused, deep in thought.

Holmes returned to the serious business of lighting her pipe.

"I have it! The Case of the Purloined HubNuggets. Wait - even better - The Case of the Purloined Letter."

"It wasn't a letter, and it wasn't purloined. It would be closer to the truth to call it The Case of the Tempest in the Teapot!" Holmes sounded almost exasperated. "I don't understand why you dress up these so-called adventures of ours, and I certainly cannot imagine why anyone would read them."

"Perhaps that's why you are the detective and I am the writer." Watson smiled tranquilly as she bent over her journal.

"In the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the army. Having completed my studies there, I was duly attached to the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers as Assistant Surgeon..."

The HubNuggets Team

SimoneSmith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, Enelle Lamb
SimoneSmith, KoffeeKlatch Gals, Patty Inglish MS, Maddie Ruud, Jason Menayan, ripplemaker, RedElf, ladyjane1, Enelle Lamb

What's a HubNugget?

Voting for their favorite new HubNuggets Hubs was one way in which hubbers supported and celebrated new-to-us writers through the weekly HubNuggets contest:

  • About the HubNuggets Program
    Each week 18 great Hubs written by new Hubbers were nominated in the HubNuggets contest. We invited the HubPages community to vote for their favorites, and the winners were featured in our newsletter.

Mystery trivia in this hub...

The central mystery in this hub was borrowed from Wilkie Collins' novel The Moonstone, in which a man, while sleepwalking, hides a valuable object to protect it from thieves, and, upon awakening, doesn't remember what he's done.

The title Dr. Watson proposed for their adventure was suggested by Edgar Allen Poe's The Purloined Letter.

Interestingly, though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle didn't write a Holmes adventure with that title, Hollywood created a film based on the plot of Poe's novel starring Geoffrey Whitehead and Donald Pickering as Holmes and Watson -The Case of the Purloined Letter.

Dr. (KoffeeKlatch Gals) Watson's journal entry quotes the opening sentences of the first Sherlock Holmes novel A Study in Scarlet.

© 2012 RedElf


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    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so very much, Gal - glad you could make it to read and vote :D

      Sen.sush, You go, girl!

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      9 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Redelf, I completed I section and have cast my vote. Now for the next! :)

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      Susan Hazelton 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Elfie, What fun I had reading your story. I love a good adventerous mystery.

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      geetika, one must always follow where the clues lead - or in this case, the nominees :D

      Nikij, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by to support our new writers!

      sen.sush23, that's one of the best things about the round-up hubs - all the lovely hubs! Hope you have time as well!

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      9 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Oh, this is wonderful. It is so interesting and I am getting a link to all the lovely Hubs in one place! Thanks. I hope I will get some time to complete my perusal and enjoyment of atleast one entire section, so that I may vote. :)

    • Nikkij504gurl profile image

      Beautiful Garbage 

      9 years ago from Louisiana

      i loved it! I love the old sherlock holmes stories. This was great!

    • geetika iyer profile image

      geetika iyer 

      9 years ago from India

      Aha ha! The Kandinsky like pursuit to the veiled content through the maze of nominations conducted by the elite led to only one logical conclusion that at the end it’s just elementary my dear friend.

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      yyah, glad you enjoyed the hub. Congratulations on your hub's nomination! Now you need to get out there and promote your hub!!

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      Kiwi Rio 

      9 years ago from New York, NY

      This looks fun and thanks for the nom!

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much, zell12! Glad you enjoyed the hub! Thanks for stopping by to read and vote.

      Then you probably know, Flora, that Willie Collins was one of the first mystery writers to present all the information so the reader could figure out the mystery for themselves. Thanks for coming back to read and vote!

    • FloraBreenRobison profile image


      9 years ago

      And now I can say that I have voted for all three categories. I didn't have time earlier.

    • FloraBreenRobison profile image


      9 years ago

      I should mention too that I have read The Moonstone and The Purloined Letter as well.

    • zell12 profile image


      9 years ago

      This was really good and well put together, loved every minute of it!

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much, jeyaramd. Glad you enjoyed the story. Get out there and promote your hub!

      ripplemaker, always a pleasure to see you! Thanks so much for stopping by to support our new writers!

      Felixedet2000, glad you enjoyed the revealing information - hope you voted for your favorite new writer!

      geatparenting, happy to help start your day well!

      savingkathy, glad you enjoyed the hub - good luck with your nomination - get out there and promote, promote, promote! :D:D:D

      cclitgirl, happy to have inspired you. The comments are quite as much fun as the hub!

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      Cynthia Calhoun 

      9 years ago from Western NC

      What a great hub and the comments are so fun, too! This makes me want to delve into the world of Holmes...and write another hub! :)

      Beautifully written, RedElf. I can see the artist in you really coming out.

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      Kathy Sima 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow! I'm honoured to be nominated for a HubNugget. Thank you very much! I had fun putting together my Front Yard Garden hub, and to see others enjoying it is wonderful.

      What a fun hub you've written, RedElf. I really enjoyed reading all of the nominated hubs for the week. It was a tough decision to pick my favourites in each category. Good luck everyone!

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      9 years ago from philadelphia, pa and corolla, nc

      Perfect way to start the day. Getting some tea and hitting the HubNugget choices. Fun presentation, thanks!

    • Felixedet2000 profile image


      9 years ago from The Universe

      Wow, thanks for this revealing information, thumbs up

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Read and voted! So many wonderful hubs to read and I enjoyed the hubs immensely. :) Thanks RedElf and the Hubnuggets Team!

      To the nominees, best of luck. Get your friends and family to vote! The more votes, the merrier!

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      9 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      Thank you RedElf for sharing this Sherlock mystery. You really know how to build momentum. And more wonderful nominations. I voted in all the categories. Thanks so much for the recognition as nominee. Great hub. Voted up.

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      You are most welcome, ripplemaker! Thanks also for stopping by and supporting our new writers!

      Flora, glad you enjoyed the story! I quite like the new series, too, but Brett is absolutely the tops!

      Hi, lj! It was great fun to write - glad you enjoyed it!

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      9 years ago from Texas

      Loved it....great story very interesting...Congrats to all the nominees. Cheers.

    • FloraBreenRobison profile image


      9 years ago

      My favourite Sherlock Holmes is Jeremy Brett. He actually got me interested in reading Sherlock Holmes. This was a fun story.

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Another wonderful adventure for the team and a fresh batch of Hubnuggets to read and enjoy! Whhheeee! Thanks RedElf for this Sherlock mystery which was a fun read!

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      Angie, thanks so much - I'm pleased to know I hit the right note in my attempt to capture the sound of the original dialogue. Thanks also for stopping by to read and vote!

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      Angie Jardine 

      9 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

      This hub was great fun ... well thought out, Red! And so like our own dear Holmes and Watson. We all talk like that over here ... lol.

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      Cute one, WD!

    • FloraBreenRobison profile image


      9 years ago

      WD Curry -hahahahahahahahaha!

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      WD Curry 111 

      9 years ago from Space Coast

      The missing hubnugget was "How to Get Rid of Crabs and Cure a Hangover". Sherlock Holmes stole it.

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much, mary! We ahve some great picks again this week!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      9 years ago from Florida

      What a creative writer you are! I'm trying as hard as I can to get through all these Hubs.

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      9 years ago from Canada

      ws, I shall look forward to it - lap-sang suchong if you have it, though I am awfully fond of Earl Grey as well.

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      Elsie Nelson 

      9 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Okay, I officially voted in all three categories. Tough decisions to make. Off to start building my mini-house, RedElf. I'll have you over for tea when I'm finished. :-D

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      9 years ago from Canada

      Hi, wordscribe - I think I'd like one of those teeny houses too - especially on house-cleaning day!

      Thanks, ESA, I always find it hard to pick my favorite, too.

      Daisy, thank you too! Glad you enjoyed the hub!

      alekhouse, thanks - and thanks so much for stopping by to support our newer writers!

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Very clever...I voted in all made it easy.

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      Daisy Mariposa 

      9 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)


      What a great Holmes pastiche...and the best presentaiion I've read of the HubNuggets Baker Street Irregulars!!!

      Well done!

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      Shell Vera 

      9 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      What a fun way to present the nominations! Thank you for a very entertaining article as well as some great hubs to choose from for this week's votes. I enjoyed the hubs and found it hard to choose which one I liked best for a couple of the categories.

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      Elsie Nelson 

      9 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      What a fun hub, RedElf! I'm in the process of reading the nominations now... Still reading the home nominees and pretty sure I'm gonna go build myself a micro house in the woods. May not have internet access to finish voting, though. ;)

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      Thanks so much, VeronicaFarkas, I'm sure he'd be amused :D

      Hey, Flora - see you later!

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      Veronica Roberts 

      9 years ago from Ohio, USA

      So much fun, and so creative! =]

      I, too, love Holmes, and I think you would've made him proud with this one!

      I wait in anticipation of the results!

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      9 years ago

      Oooh! Time for dinner now so I will read this later but must say that I love Holmes.

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      VendettaVixen, glad you enjoyed the hub - we take turns putting the round-up together, so I am pleased you liked my efforts. Come back next week to sample more writers :D

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting, iamageniuster, and supporting our new writers!

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      9 years ago

      Great story. Thanks for sharing. I will bookmark this.

    • VendettaVixen profile image


      9 years ago from Ireland

      Really enjoyed this.

      Congratulations to all the nominees, and best of luck to all of them.

      Thanks to the team for putting this together - very well done.

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      9 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      ----\_/ ~~~~~ Puff, puff, puff. A 3-pipe problem solved.

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      WE, so glad you didn't need drugs to read the hub - though the right drugs (a 7% solution, perhaps) might have improved the savor...

      thebeadqueen, thank so much, especially for stopping by to support our newer writers!

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      9 years ago from UK

      Such a unique way of righting this article, loved the theme! You are a talented writer.

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      Website Examiner 

      9 years ago

      Patty Inglish and RedElf, I appreciate the answers. I did have an opinion, but withheld it to hear the real answer from the "horse's own mouth." In this case, I got two most fulfilling explanations. It didn't take me too long into the read before I understood that I could put the Valium bottle aside, since this is indeed parody with a twist. Thanks again!

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      9 years ago from Canada

      'Ere, 'ere, none o' that now, missus! Let's 'ave a nice respec'ful cuppa' - no need ter be lumpin' up me 'ead, Oi'm sure.

      I was aiming for 'cheeky homage' but 'twisted parody' serves equally well, WE. My thanks, PI!

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      9 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      Twisted Parody, my dear Website Examiner.

      Ms. Moriarty, put away that cosh! Elfie did not mean that sort of lump, I assure you. We shall be calling Lestrade in.

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      Website Examiner 

      9 years ago

      I wasn't quite sure of the genre, this seems very unique.

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      9 years ago from Canada

      Ah, the excellent and long-suffering Maddie Ruud! Thank you so much! I take my tea clear, please, one lump. :D

    • RedElf profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Canada

      Ah, Comtessa Simone - so lovely to see you! So nice of you to stop by and read and vote... *whispers aside: ((Quick lock up the deeds!))

      Wot'cher, Lambie! 'At were a right bit o' fun! Glad you could 'elp out. And so nice to know people who are related to famous people - cool!

      Thank'ee Ms PI - I like the sound of Hamish's Angels - much classier than Dr. John's Jills :D I've a ways to go before the Doctor need feel threatened, but I do thank you very much -and I do love a good mystery!

      Suzie ONeill, thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed the round-up!

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      Maddie Ruud 

      9 years ago from Oakland, CA

      Fantastic presentation of the nominees. Now, who wants tea?

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      Suzie ONeill 

      9 years ago from Lost in La La Land

      What a fun way to present the nominations. Loved your story! :)

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      Patty Inglish MS 

      9 years ago from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation

      I meet the facts straightaway in order to say that really, Elfie, you and Lambie and Little ripplemaker have the makings of a fine detective trio in future. Most assuredly Dr. Watson can find a catchy sobriquet for you lot when you set out your own shingle in the High Street - something like Hamish's Angels, I should think.

      And Elfie, your storytelling is fast rivaling the good Doctor's, necessitating that she keep a quill pen sharp and always ready in order to keep you outdistanced in the "Strand."

      What would the Doctor and I do without you, Maddie Hudson? I'll make sure he brings round your favorite flowers soon. Meanwhile, do let in our next caller. Obviously a disguise - I see it is Simone Smith-quez- ala-Kazam, Moriarty's niece. Oh, by the way, what good fortune on us that I did not tamp into my pipe a bit of Sir Jason's brand - Poof! - HubNuggets Up In Smoke, wot? But that's another tale of Watson's...

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      Enelle Lamb 

      9 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      'ello 'ello! ..'at were right sa'isfyin' 'at were! Ano'ver case right solved! 'Appy to 'ave 'elped I am!

      Great hub - most excellent story! Read, voted, voted up and shared :D (my girlfriend was Basil Rathbone's fancy that!)

      Congrats to all the nominees, get out there and promote your hubs!

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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      9 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh, what a satisfying round-up Hub! I love a good mystery, and adding in some good nominees just made the adventure more enjoyable. Thank goodness the nominees were recovered- they're excellent! I've voted, and can't wait to see who comes out on top!

      Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some grifting to do!


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