“something of refinement and delicacy” [FIVE]
Dining with Sherlock Holmes is typically a standard affair. The meals we hear about in the Canon are straightforward — some cold beef and a glass of beer, green peas at seven-thirty, a crude sandwich stuffed into a pocket.
Occasionally, such as the supper laid out for Lord St. Simon and his erstwhile bride, we find something a little more luxurious:
"a couple of brace of cold woodcock, a pheasant, a pâté de foie gras pie with a group of ancient and cobwebby bottles." [NOBL]
It is only once that things rise to the level of a Wodehousian Drones Club scene, as Holmes relayed reason behind the Dundas separation case:
"he had drifted into the habit of winding up every meal by taking out his false teeth and hurling them at his wife" [IDEN]
But of course at Baker Street Elementary, things are not quite as refined and genteel yet...
Baker Street Elementary follows the original adventures of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, as they and their friends work through the issues of elementary school in Victorian London. An archive of all previous episodes can be viewed at www.bakerstreetelementary.org.
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