Mọi người thử đọc phần tiếp theo của Sherlock Holmes khi Sherlock Holmes đã 65 tuổi.
Written by: Nguyen Phuc Nguyen
In the dark night of December 1919, when the First World War had ended, Sherlock Holmes received a telegraph message from Scotland Yard about a murder. In about a minute, Lestrade, a mature detective, arrived at the house of Holmes and Watson.
“What are you doing here in cold and foggy night, my old friend?” asked Holmes
“I’m going to talk about a very strange and difficult murder.” whispered Lestrade “Did you receive a telegraph message?”
“Yes, but I can’t pay attention to this murder because I am elderly.” said Holmes.
“Yes, I have aged too. But we must clear up this murder. Maybe we must depend on Hopkins, he is in working now.”
“Or my sister.”
“Oh, Sherlock Holmes, I didn’t know you had a sister!!!”
“Yes, I have. Helen is a good detective.”
Then Holmes sent a telegraph message to Helen Holmes. In half an hour, Helen arrived.
Lestrade said, “Hello, Miss Holmes.”
“Hello, Lestrade.” said Helen “What about a murder?”
“Oh, let me tell you. The murder happened about two hours ago. An Earl at Kensington is dead and it’s defined a murder. And this Earl is has a relationship with materials about foreign spies in London, in the government. He was killed by revolver bullet. And the spy materials are missing. And we don’t have any trace of the criminal.
“Oh right! Let’s go there.”
Helen Holmes is a good woman. She was born in 1876, when her brother was famous. She is tall like her brother. She has a smoking habit. She was a modern woman. She never got married because she made the detective work her first choice.
Helen and Lestrade went to Kensington Castle, a castle in the suburbs of Kensington. They met the Countess, a woman who people must respect. When the detectives came, she was crying. And Helen asked her something then they went home. On the way, Helen sent some telegraph messages. Next morning, Helen got up early and went back to Kensington with young Detective Hopkins to collect some evidence. When they arrived she said, “Oh my god, we lost clues, the criminal is not in England now, he is in Italy.”
“What do we do now?” yelled Lestrade.
“Let’s go to Rome” Helen replied.
They searched for clues in Rome for three days, but it was not conducive to a result. They were so tired. That night they slept at the police station. At midnight, a man ran into the police station shouting, “Please come with me! Please!”
One policeman in the station yelled, “What? If not any important, don’t disturb me in this hour.”
“No, it’s very important, they are fighting.” screamed the man.
“Oh, you can deal with it” replied the policeman
“No, I can’t deal with it, they have a knife.” yelped the man. ”Maybe they have a gun.”
“Maybe I must go.” spoke the policeman.
Although in Italy it’s warmer and brighter than England but it’s still cold and the policeman still worried about going out.
Ten minutes later, the policeman escorted two men to the police station and requested one man, “Why did you fight?”
“Because he overturned my trash can.” the man quacked.
“Calm down, calm down.” said the policeman.
While they were talking, Helen Holmes quietly through the door. She told the man who overturned the trash can:
“Pablo Vacenloti! You are busted for the crime of killing the Earl of Kensington.”
First, the criminal denied it but after that he accepted. Hopkins was so surprised, he asked Helen, “How did you know that he was a criminal?”
“Oh, it was easy.” Helen told him. ”The first time I went to Kensington, I knew the Countess had seen the criminal, and I asked her to describe him. He was 1.7 meters and he was limping. I remembered a spy from the war. He was Italian and tall about 1.7 meters. The second time I went to Kensington, I looked at the footprints of the criminal and I saw the left footprint was dimmer than the right. This criminal who overturned the trash can walks with a limp! His footprints here at the police station fit to the footprints from Kensington!” exclaimed Helen.
“When we were at the castle, I sniffed in the garden and it had a smell like Amfora tobacco, which has a vanilla smell and is used with Montebello pipes. This tobacco is the favorite of Italian Spy Group. They were working on a campaign to spy in Germany and they summoned all spies to London to make a plan. And tonight at the police station, I saw the criminal’s hand, the back of his hand has a special smokey gunpowder color, and I devised he is a professional killer.” Helen continued.
“When I left Kensington the first time, I sent a telegraph message for the police and next day I received a reply telling me the spy went to Italy. And we here and caught him by chance! I can’t believe this murder is solved early like this!”
And the criminal had a death penalty and this was the first international murder solved by Helen Holmes.
This is the story from the
student in writing class,
Language Link of teacher
Hanoi, summer 2009
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