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Feb 28

A Lesson in Deduction with Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine they lay down for the night, and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.”

Watson replied, “I see millions and millions of stars.” 

“What does that tell you?,” inquired Holmes.

Watson pondered for a minute. “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?”

Holmes was silent for a minute, then spoke. “Watson, you idiot! Someone has stolen our tent!”

One for the journey …..

Sherlock Holmes dies and goes to Heaven. There is a brouhaha. Sherlock Holmes asks St. Peter what seems to be the problem. Apparently, Adam has gone ‘walkabout’ among all the souls. It will take ages to find him. Holmes tracks down Adam, very quickly.

The Lord asks Holmes how he recognized Adam among the millions of souls, without ever having met him.

“Elementary, my dear God, he has no navel.”

Finally, just for the millions of Sherlock Holmes fans:

SHERLOCK HOLMES: If you were dying, if you were being murdered, in your last few seconds what would you say?
DR JOHN WATSON: Please God, let me live.
SHERLOCK HOLMES: Oh, use your imagination!

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2 comments

  1. Stephen Whitlock

    whenever I click on link to go to next page get it’s not there or something like that

    1. RevPat

      Stephen,
      Thanks for telling me – I think (hope) it has been repaired.
      Enjoy!
      Pat

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