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By Laurie R. King, Leslie S. Klinger (editors)

ISBN-10: 0812982479

ISBN-13: 9780812982473

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In truth, I have barely scratched the surface. Where were we? Oh, yes. German. Indubitably German. But from which region in particular? “Let us begin with young master Heinrich. What was it she called him? ‘My sweet toad,’ wasn’t it? An expression which, although not restricted to Baden, is nevertheless much more commonly to be heard there than in other parts of the country. “Very well, then let us for the moment hypothesize that the young widow is from Baden. How may we test that rather broad assumption?

You have no right—” “Tut, my dear fellow. I am merely exercising the possibilities. In truth, I have barely scratched the surface. Where were we? Oh, yes. German. Indubitably German. But from which region in particular? “Let us begin with young master Heinrich. What was it she called him? ‘My sweet toad,’ wasn’t it? An expression which, although not restricted to Baden, is nevertheless much more commonly to be heard there than in other parts of the country. “Very well, then let us for the moment hypothesize that the young widow is from Baden.

Yes, three years’ hard slog that was, but a Knowledge of Holmes is the work of a lifetime; several of them, truth be told. And it’s funny you should put the two together like that, as there are many cabbies reckon the term originated with Sherlock Holmes and not, as some would have it, some nameless Victorian-era Commissioner of Police. Stands to reason, really; Holmes said it was a hobby of his to have an exact knowledge of London and an exact knowledge of London is the sine qua non, so to speak, of the London Hackney Carriage Act, which, I think, proves my point all the more.

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