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f he were still alive today, my friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be 148. If his name isn’t familiar to you the character he created might be. Arthur is the writer of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Sounds familiar now, right? While Arthur is mostly remembered for his tales about the world’s greatest detective, I remember him as a friend. Since today, May 22nd, is his birthday I thought I would tell you more about him.

 

Arthur was born in Edinburgh Scotland, and despite his future success as a writer, he initially started out as an eye doctor. I guess he wanted to help people see well so they could read books. Despite all of his medical training, Arthur’s true calling was telling stories.

 

He told me one time that his mother was his inspiration for becoming a writer. When he was a child she would tell him some of the most amazing stories, like an actress giving a performance. Later, in school, Arthur would amuse his friends by telling stories in such a way that would make his mother proud. I wasn’t a student while he was in college, but I would stop by the study area in the evening just to catch one of his tales.

 

hat-cake.jpgArthur went on treating patients with eye problems, but the whole time he was doing that he was also writing. He moved around a few times, going to Europe and then coming back to Britain before opening another eye clinic in Portsmouth England. In his autobiography he wrote that not one patient ever entered his clinic. Although, that’s not quite true, because one time I had gotten something in my eye and I went to
him for help.

 

As he carefully removed it for me, he told me of the new idea he had. Instead of writing about new characters in every story, he would write a series of mystery tales with the same main character. And guess who that character was. Yep, it was Sherlock Holmes.

 

Eventually, after many mysteries were set to paper, he got tired of always writing about Sherlock Holmes, and began to get very interested in spirituality. While he never stopped writing about Holmes completely, he began to write more about his new spiritual interests, and also about his experiences in war, and his own personal investigations into crimes.

 

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Arthur has influenced many writers over time, but not many have admired him half as much as Moo-Cow does. I’ve read some of Moo-Cow’s mysteries, and I can tell you that, while they are quite different, my old friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud. Now, if you’ll excuse me, Moo-Cow
is having a birthday party for his favorite author and I don’t want to miss the cake.

 


Moo-Cow and Rhetorical at the birthday party enjoying their licorice pipes.

 

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yummy!!!

COOL CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NICE!

That was nice of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to help people see. And write and also tell stories. I think that I were Old Arthur that I would have done the same. Go Sir Arthur Conan Doyle! You Rock!

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