Tag Archives: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Spam-a-bit! Spam-a-bit! Bits of fresh spam!…

But first… Dulltown UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, Silver Blaze: (Watson) For a whole day my companion (Holmes) had rambled about the room with his chin upon his chest and his brows knitted, charging and … Continue reading

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Some overheard and misheard snatches of cafe conversation…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902): “Hist!” cried Holmes, and I heard the sharp click of a cocking pistol. “Look out! It’s coming!” There was a thin, crisp, … Continue reading

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A satisfying conclusion…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: “The original hound was material enough to tug a man’s throat out, yet he was diabolical as well.” “I see that you … Continue reading

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Doom and the priest in the dim cupboard…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from the Sherlock Holmes story The Adventure of the Dancing Men by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: (Watson) I looked in amazement at the absurd hieroglyphics upon the paper. “Why, Holmes, it is a … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard. No. 4620…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s extract is from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story The Man With the Twisted Lip: Dr Watson: Isa Whitney, brother of the late Elias Whitney, D.D., Principal of the Theological College of St. George’s, … Continue reading

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Mail Art Postcard No. 4648…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: … he was running hard, with occasional little springs, such as a weary man gives who is little accustomed to set … Continue reading

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Can you drive a bus?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from the Sherlock Holmes story, The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez: It was a wild, tempestuous night, towards the close of November. Holmes and I sat together in silence … Continue reading

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A few more small, but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s octopus is the one wowing everyone by playing two electric guitars, keyboard, and a bass all at once… >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Excuses for being late. No. 363. I’m sorry I’m late, but one of my tricycle tyres … Continue reading

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My relationship with Superman…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story The Crooked Man: Holmes pulled a large sheet of tissue paper out of his pocket and carefully unfolded it upon his knee. ‘What do you … Continue reading

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A few short but pithy items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Adventure of the Cardboard Box: Watson: Finding that Holmes was too absorbed for conversation I had tossed aside the barren paper, and leaning back in my chair … Continue reading

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False mushrooms at Mr. So-and-so’s…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation  is from The Adventure of the Dancing Men: Holmes had been seated from some hours in silence with his long, thin back curved over a chemical vessel in which he … Continue reading

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Musing on muscles…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Adventure of the Speckled Band: Watson: Suddenly there was a momentary gleam of light up in the direction of the ventilator, which vanished immediately, but was succeeded … Continue reading

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One or two smallish items…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Hound of the Baskervilles: Watson: For a moment or two I sat breathless, hardly able to believe my ears. Then my senses and voice came back to … Continue reading

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This is not art. No.8…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Case of Identity: Watson: At first it was but a lurid spark upon the stone pavement. Then it lengthened out until it became a yellow line, and … Continue reading

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The guitar and the hole in the ground…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Musgrave Ritual: (Watson on Holmes) The rough-and-tumble work in Afghanistan, coming on top of a natural Bohemianism of disposition, has made me rather more lax than benefits … Continue reading

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Pencils, pencils, and pencils…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from the Sherlock Holmes short story Silver Blaze: “We are going well,” said he, looking out of the window and glancing at his watch. “Our rate at present is … Continue reading

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Some snatches of song lyrics misheard over the cafe hubbub…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Musgrave Ritual. Watson describing Holmes: I have always held, that pistol practice should be distinctly an open-air pastime; and when Holmes in one of his queer humours, … Continue reading

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Look, just don’t mention the trait…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Sign of Four: At the Lyceum Theatre the crowds were already thick at the side entrances. In front a continuous stream of hansoms and four-wheelers were rattling … Continue reading

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Decalcomania mania again…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Man With the Twisted Lip: Dr Watson: Upper Swandam Lane is a vile alley lurking behind the high wharves which line the north side of the river … Continue reading

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Uncle Dave’s Photo Club…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s Sir Arthur Conan Doyle quotation is from The Adventure of the Speckled Band: Holmes: “Do not go asleep; your very life may depend upon it. Have your pistol ready in case we should need it. … Continue reading

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