Happy Sherlock Holmes Day !

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Happy Sherlock Holmes Day !!

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Referring to himself as a “consulting detective” in the stories, Holmes is known for his proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including Scotland Yard.

First appearing in print in 1887 (in A Study in Scarlet), the character’s popularity became widespread with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with “A Scandal in Bohemia” in 1891; additional tales appeared from then until 1927, eventually totalling four novels and 56 short stories. All but one are set in the Victorian or Edwardian eras, between about 1880 and 1914. Most are narrated by the character of Holmes’s friend and biographer Dr. Watson, who usually accompanies Holmes during his investigations and often shares quarters with him at the address of 221B Baker Street, London, where many of the stories begin.

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  1. Happy Birthday Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    He created a brilliant detective
    Who was stunningly smart and perceptive
    Solving murders and such
    With a magical touch
    Busting many a mental defective

    Sir Arthur was born in the nation
    Where scotch is the favored libation
    In the neighborhood pubs
    Serving whiskey and suds
    Causing mental disorientation

    In college he earned a degree
    As a doctor, then took to the sea
    Treating crewmen who whaled
    With harpoons that impaled
    Giant orcas attempting to flee

    But what Arthur most wanted to do
    Was write stories and publish them, too
    So he changed his profession
    To chase the obsession
    He’d always been keen to pursue

    Sherlock Holmes was the name that he chose
    As the star of some masterful prose
    That has charmed generations
    Across many nations
    And multiple area codes

    Holmes was blessed with a marvelous brain
    But had bouts of emotional pain
    Which he tried to relieve
    When he rolled up his sleeve
    And injected himself with cocaine

    Dr. Watson helped Holmes with his cases
    And was frequently put through his paces
    As the number one fan
    Of his colleague, a man
    Who put dastardly men in their places

    Doyle once was a loyal Freemason
    Until reaching the realization
    That the men in control
    Were consumed with the goal
    Of ascending to world domination

    Arthur died at age seventy-one
    As a man who was counted among
    The elites of his field
    When his skill was revealed
    In the yarns he so brilliantly spun

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