'You can imagine the Christmas dinners.'
Mummy Holmes: I saw June Smithers down at the shops today. She says hello to you and the boys.
Daddy Holmes: She is a dear.
Sherlock (aged nine): June Smithers is a bookmaker for an illegal horse racing ring and she’s worried I’ll tell someone. She isn’t a dear. Pass the rolls, Mycroft.
Mycroft (aged fifteen): Dog racing, Sherlock. It’s dog racing. And not until you say ‘Please’.