Elementary my dear Watson, Elementary!

Elementary my dear Watson, Elementary! Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table. I stood upon the hearth-rug and picked up the stick which our visitor had left behind him the night before. It was a fine, thick piece of wood, bulbous-headed, of the sort which is known as a “Penang lawyer.” Just under the head was a broad silver band nearly an inch across. “To James Mortimer, M.R.C.S., from his friends of the C.C.H.,” was engraved upon it, with the date “1884.” It was just such a stick as the old-fashioned family practitioner used to carry — dignified, solid, and reassuring.
“Well, Watson, what do you make of it?”
Holmes was sitting with his back to me, and I had given him no sign of my occupation.
“How did you know what I was doing? I believe you have eyes in the back of your head…” [MORE]

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Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who usually woke up very late in the mornings, except when he stayed awake all night (which happened often), was sitting at the breakfast table. I stood on the rug (= carpet) near the fireplace and picked up the walking stick which our visitor had left behind him the night before that day. It was a fine, thick piece of wood, with a big head. It was the kind of walking stick which is known as a “Penang lawyer.” Just under the head was a wide silver band about 2.5 centimeters across. On the band was written: “To James Mortimer, M.R.C.S., from his friends of the C.C.H.,” with the date “1884.” It was the kond of stick that old-fashioned (= not modern) family doctors used to carry — serious-looking, solid, and reliable.
“Well, Watson, what can you understand from this walking stick?”
Holmes was sitting with his back to me, and I had given him no sign of what I was doing.
“How did you know what I was doing? I believe you have eyes in the back of your head…”

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