Tuesday, January 19, 2016

American Toad eyes

In The Adventure of the Copper Beeches, Sherlock Holmes is riding through the countryside and remarks to Watson "You look at these scattered houses, and you are impressed by their beauty. I look at them and the only thought which comes to me is a feeling of their isolation, and of the impunity with which crime may be committed there." That's not true. When something happens out in the rural areas, people notice. Just read the Sheriff's report each week in the paper - people calling in because a car they didn't recognize went past their house multiple times or someone was walking on their property. The Schwan's guy brought my order yesterday and commented that he saw me at a meeting two weeks ago. Add in all of the critter cameras and overhead satellites taking pictures and it just stands to reason that if you have murder on your mind, do it in the anonymity of the city.

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