Message in a Tarnished Cylinder

deck5

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"I have some papers here," said my friend Sherlock Holmes, as we sat one winter's night on either side of the fire, "which I really think, Watson, that it would be worth your while to glance over. These are the documents in the extraordinary case of the Gloria Scott, and this is the message which struck Justice of the Peace Trevor dead with horror when he read it."

He had picked from a drawer a little tarnished cylinder, and, undoing the tape, he handed me a short note scrawled upon a half-sheet of slate-gray paper.



 
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Mike J.

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Neat.

Nice photography, too. What was the cylinder from? Are the matches real?


-Mike
 

deck5

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Thanks! The pictures were taken with a cell-phone, and post-processed.

The cylinder is quite old, and may have held talc or similar at one time. The matchbox is my reproduction.
 

deck5

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I keep thinking Holmesian stuff is both outside the subject matter and outside the time-period for the Propnomicon blog.
 

Mike J.

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No, not at all.

He posts a few Victorian things, every now and then. Usually vampire slaying kits.


-MJ
 
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