I think at this point, it looks something like this:
If Jim is, indeed, short for James, and James is the first name of a certain Prof. M, and James and Mycroft are, indeed, working in collusion, then this could be the greatest double cross since Judas Iscariot.
At last, the first punches are thrown!
Jim has artfully leveled my home employing tactics I'm accustomed to on the cigar side. I'm seeing now that I've not given you pipers enough credit.
First, he passed along the remnants of his battle with Sather...
Obviously this is the genesis of a Sherlock Holmes Puff Pass-Around. Once I am sated I, too, shall find a worthy inheritor.
Next, Jim thoughtfully prepared samplings - based on my likes & dislikes - of tobacco I'm sure to adore...
Then, Jim handed down two custom-crafted "estate" tampers...
And last: a mystery! Surely a Holmesian bomb, coming from the hands of a deranged lunatic, would include a mystery!
What could it be? What precious contents are contained within? Is it a matter of life and death? Does the Nation's fate hang in the balance? What does it all mean?
Unwrapped, my eyes behold a wonderous treat...
MacBaren's HH Vintage Syrian! My first taste of this exotic leaf!
Jim, the aggressive acts you have shown today are not taken lightly. The countdown to Monday begins. This is a house divided. This is a house at war.
Sorry about the used tampers, but my dowel rod supply had been depleted from recent skirmishes. Even though a little tired and scruffy, they asked to go on the mission anyway, soldiers to the end.
Like I said earlier, there's more pipe and cigar puffing on that one '54 series DVD than in the entire Jeremy Brett series and all the Rathbone movies combined.
Oh...I isolated the Syrian so that everything in the box wouldn't smell like Latakia. And that book is a treat! :tu
(And thanks again, Mycroft!! An awesome bombing campaign you launched there! :bowdown: I really enjoyed it while it was in my possession!!)
I think I hear the mail truck on the next street over...:peep:
"I find I am unable to remain above the fray. I am preparing a long overdue "package" for Mycroft."
PS - The first one to reveal my identity based on the photo above will be receiving some nice tobacco from Rich's in Portland.
That's Doyle's illustrator, Sidney Paget, but that's due more to my google skills than my Holmes knowledge.
I have received two direct hits that have left nothing but a crater where my house once stood. My top advisers have been summoned. Tomorrow, expect damage assessment reconnaissance imagery. For now, we have a triage operation set up in tents in the back yard trying to save as many as we can, but the carnage beggars the imagination.
We are opening new fronts against DanR and Mycroft as I speak.
you will love this... season 2 is out in the UK and coming in the summer to the US...