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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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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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Too long… can’t be bothered…

But first… Dulltown, Europe: Today’s fascinating architectural terms are: ‘Keel’, ‘Ogee’, Beakhead’, ‘Billet’, ‘Bowtell’, ‘Chevron’, ‘Dogtooth’, and ‘Nailhead’. Yes, dear reader as you will have guessed, they are all types of architectural moulding. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> In my younger days I remember … Continue reading

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