6th Annual 12th Night Giveaway: Day 9

He was an invalided veteran with a permanent injury and a tiny pension who had seen far too much. All he wanted was a cheaper flat, and a flatmate who could put up with him and wasn’t going to be too difficult to live with.

What he got were the most thrilling years of his life.



Which is why, on this, the 136th anniversary of the meeting of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in the laboratory of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, today’s prize is a year’s membership in:

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Screenshot of the Society’s blog header.

This includes a subscription to:

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Also a screenshot.


…which is an excellent publication to which you can (and should) contribute, and…

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And, again, a screenshot. This is because it’s cold and I don’t want to go downstair and set up photos.

Hey, it’s lovely and pins are cool.

To find out more about the Society, visit them at http://johnhwatsonsociety.com/about-the-society/ .  To win your chance in today’s drawing, tell me the source of this Canon quote:

“I don’t think you need to alarm yourself,” said I, “I have usually found that there was method in his madness.”

“Some folks might say there was madness in his method,” muttered the Inspector.

congrats fairy and stork

Day 8 Winner!!!!!!

Congratulations to David Potter, who knew that the quote came from “The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb”!





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7 responses to “6th Annual 12th Night Giveaway: Day 9

  1. Claudia

    The quote is from ‘The Reigate Puzzle’, 6th short story from ‘Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes’

    Happy New Year!

  2. Rob Nunn

    Reigate Squire (or puzzle)

  3. Ruben

    The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
    “The Musgrave Ritual”

  4. shalombresticker

    The Reigate Puzzle (or Squire or Squires, as different editions call it)

  5. Jim McArthur

    This exchange between Dr Watson and Inspector Forrester occurred while Holmes was investigating The Reigate Puzzle.

  6. Dr. Nishant Kumar

    The quote is from `The Reigate Puzzle`