I am developing a presentation and paper for our local society and would appreciate your participation. I have been a member of the Diogenes Club in Dallas, TX for 5 years now. I was originally introduced into the world of Holmes during a visit to the Red Circle meeting in D.C., hosted by one of the nicest men I have ever met, Mr. Peter Blau (BSI). Peter has been gracious through the years of providing me insights, resources, and actually read a couple of my non-scholarly papers for our society, and provided good comments on each.
You are given the chance to receive and keep one-(1) momento from any of the stories of the Canon. For example, you could ask for and receive: a pipe used by Holmes, the Persian slipper, magnifying glass, or any token of appreciation given to Holmes; any item used by Watson, such as the tin box or his notebook; or you can receive any other item in the Canon -- a Napoleon bust, the orange pips, even the beryl coronet. You must decide which item would be the most endearing to you and why.
Reason for wanting this item:
ONLY TWO RULES APPLY:
1. The item must be from the Canon itself, and not from a pastiche, movie, or other media.
2. You must agree to keep the item for the rest of your life, so you cannot immediately re-sale it (takes away the monetary value for greed purposes).
I very much appreciate all who participate... I will send out the top 10 results once I have compiled all the results....
Please respond back to me at: email@example.com
Faithfully yours, Steve
"Frequently, my thoughts get bored and walk down to my mouth. Often, this is a bad thing."