Cinema: The Adventure of the Misplaced Pastiche

Extract from the posthumous papers of John H. Watson, M.D.:

Holmes put down his teacup, filled his pipe with shag and commenced:

"You have noted, Watson, in The Adventure of the Empty House, that after my disappearance, I wandered for two years throughout Tibet spending some time with the High Lama. Whilst in that country, I studied the space-time continuum and learned to forecast the future."


"Rudimentary, once you get the hang of it," he replied. Examining the dregs of his tea, he continued, "I see myself in the next century played by a number of actors on jiggling celluloid. Raymond Massey, Basil Rathbone—hello!...

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