'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’.


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