I came across this Sherlock Holmes story/joke while reading a magazine. Since nothing else seems to be happening around here which is worth a blog post I thought I would share this with you all. I have read only two or three novels featuring Sherlock Holmes, so I have no idea if this is part of a novel or just a joke. Anyway, I found this to be hilarious and I hope you like it too.
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 woke up, nudged his faithful friend and said “Watson, I want you to look up at the sky and tell me what you see.” Watson said, “I see millions and millions of stars.”
Sherlock said, “And what do you deduce from that?”
After a minute or so of pondering Watson said, “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Logically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three in the morning. 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 today”. Satisfied that Holmes could not top his reply Watson asked, “What does it tell you, Holmes?”
Holmes was silent for a moment and then replied,” Just that someone has stolen our tent!”
P.S :While reading the whole thing I couldn’t stop picturing Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law. I think they make the best Holmes and Watson! 🙂