What’s Up, Watson?


Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went on a camping trip. After a good meal, they lay down for the night and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes woke up and nudged his faithful friend. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.” Watson replied, “I see

millions and millions of stars.” “What does that tell you?” enquired Holmes. Watson pondered for a minute: “Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful clear day tomorrow. What does it tell YOU?” Holmes was silent for a minute then spoke. “Watson, you idiot, some fellow has stolen our tent.”

The Speaking Tree, Page No: 06, 27, March, 2011