My Favourite Detective

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Sherlock Holmes is my favourite detective. Image Pixabay.

I love reading detective stories. They are very thrilling and very exciting. My favourite detective is Sherlock Holmes. His character was created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Mr. Holmes was a very tall man with a sharp nose and pointed chin. He wore a deerstalker cap and smoked a pipe. Holmes lived at 221B Baker Street, in London with his friend Dr Watson.

My father got me many illustrated books of Sherlock Holmes stories. Holmes very cleverly solved difficult cases using simple clues. My favourite story is The Adventure of the Speckled Band. The story is about a lady called Helen Stoner who was scared that her step father would kill her and came to Mr. Holmes for help. The stepfather had a very bad temper and used to become violent. Her sister died mysteriously before she got married and the last words were ‘the speckled band.’

Mr. Holmes visited her house and decided to quietly spend the night in her room without telling anyone. The room had a bed with a bell chord attached to the ventilator and the room on the other side was the stepfather’s. At night, Mr. Holmes heard a shrill sound. He lit a candle and saw the speckled band, which was a very poisonous snake on the bell chord. Mr. Holmes hit the snake with his long stick but it escaped through the ventilator that it came from and bit the stepfather in the other room. The stepfather had bought the snake from the gypsies and he used that ventilator to put the snake in Helen’s room.

There are many stories of Mr. Holmes but I was thrilled to bits to read this one. I like him very much. He is intelligent and strong. His observation is so strong that he can tell the many traits about a man by just looking at him and his clothes. I also admire his magnifying glass and I hope I can have one myself someday. I want to grow up and be a detective like Mr. Holmes. has collaborated with ‘Word Munchers’, a creative writing platform that trains and encourages kids and youngsters to hone their creative writing skills. will be publishing two short essays by students of ‘Word Munchers’ every week.

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