Elementary

“Astounding Holmes” said I, “You’ve singlehandedly brought to justice the most prolific serial killer of our time! Whatever made you suspect her?”

 

“Oh my dear Watson” he replied, rather condescendingly I thought, “How many times have I told you that when we eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? I simply deduced that it would be utterly impossible for her to be present at all those murders and have nothing to do with any of them. And, if I may say, you were really the one who brought her to my attention”

 

“But Holmes, how so? I don’t believe I’ve ever done anything of the sort”

 

“Well Watson, some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it, and, if it weren’t for your incredible capacity to watch that unutterable drivel every day, I’d never have heard of Jessica Fletcher”.

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Charity Reed
Apr 28 2020

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