By Laurie R. King, Leslie S. Klinger (editors)
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I was tempted to reply with that exhausted old wheeze, I don’t know, I’ve never kippled, but something told me (that strange sense again) to keep it to myself. “I haven’t read him for years,” I said. “A singular person, Kipling. ” “Compensation, perhaps,” I suggested. “Ha! An alienist! ” Damn the fellow. Next thing I knew he’d be asking me to pick a card and telling me my auntie’s telephone number. I gave him half a nod. “Just so,” he said. “I perceived by your boots that you have been in Vienna.
As I suspected. ” “See here, Mister—” “Montague,” he said, seizing my hand and giving it a hearty shake. Why did I have the feeling he was simultaneously using his forefinger to gauge my pulse? “… Samuel Montague. I am happy to meet you. ” He gave his cap a subservient tip, ending with a two-fingered salute at its brim. “You have not answered my question, Mr. Montague,” I said. ” “The parks of our great city are conducive to reflection,” he said. ” he exclaimed. “A touch of metaphor. ” “See here, Mr.
Please stop! Please pull over,” I called out. “I think I dropped my phone, back there, when I fell over. ” “Blimey. Righto. ” The taxi skidded to a halt and the moment I heard the doors unlock I grabbed the door handle and was out and onto the pavement and off like the proverbial rabbit. “Thank you,” I called over my shoulder. But I hadn’t gone ten feet when I stopped dead and spun slowly around. “No, no, wait a minute. ” I returned to the taxi and bent down to be at eye-level with the driver. He lowered the window.
A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon by Laurie R. King, Leslie S. Klinger (editors)