Sunday, April 24, 2016

Okay, internet, here's your prince stuff.

Apparently there is a requirement on the web this week to write about things princely, and as I have gotten my official notification from the Web Authors Total Sherlockian Obligation Network that I must comply or lose my blogging license. So let's get this over with.

There was this time when Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were following a barrel down Prince's Street in The Sign of the Four. Watson got engaged after that. I don't know what kind of neighborhood Prince's Street was in, but Princetown? A whole town? Well, murderer's seem to escape from there, as Selden did in The Hound of the Baskervilles. Barrel's will lead you into bad places. Don't follow barrels.

There was a Crown Prince in "A Scandal in Bohemia," and he wore a mask and a deep blue cloak like a superhero, looking for a woman who had a picture of what was apparently his secret identity. One has to wonder if Crown Prince ever battled Prince of Calonna, or Shoscombe Prince whose super power seemed to be to turn into a horse, but maybe Prince's Skating Club was a place where they could all come together, skate, and work out their issues with women who had pictures of their secret identities since even Sherlock Holmes couldn't really help with that.

Anyway, they must have paid Sherlock Holmes well even though he couldn't help, because he often refers to getting "princely" money later on.

Don't follow barrels.

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