THE CASE OF THE MYSTERIOUS PIE
HOLMES IS EYEING A COMELY PIE ON THE DESK IN FRONT OF HIM WHILE WATSON IS LOOKING OUT OF THE WINDOW IN A DISTRACTED MANNER.
HOLMES: Well, Watson I don't yet know what to make of it.. it's contents remain a mystery.. ..and why have there been fourteen attempts to steal it.. mmm..
WATSON: I don't know what to make of this either.. there's a one armed, one legged man hopping up the path with an enormous cock..
HOLMES: What, you mean he's got it out?
WATSON: Got it out? He's carrying it perched on his good arm!
HOLMES LEAPS TO HIS FEET AND PUTS HIS ARM AROUND WATSON'S SHOULDER AS THEY BOTH STARE OUT OF THE WINDOW IN DISBELIEF.
HOLMES: Good God, Watson it's Black Jack the one armed, one legged pie snatcher from Bermondsey.. this can mean only one thing..
WATSON: It can?
HOLMES: Yes, his gang will be hereabouts and with their trained fighting cocks they'll snaffle the pie from under our very noses..
WATSON: The pie! You mean.. It's at risk again?
HOLMES: Indubitably, Watson ..bring it and let's hasten to the pantry. Do you have your Service revolver?
WATSON: Of course!
HOLMES: Then have it in hand and be prepared to repel boarders!
BEFORE THEY CAN LEAVE BLACK JACK SMASHES THE WINDOW AND LEERS THROUGH THE BROKEN PANE.
BLACK JACK: Yield that pie!
HOLMES: We will not yield!
BLACK JACK: If you defy me I shall release my rampant cock!
HOLMES: Do you worst, you viper.. Watson..
BLACK JACK LETS THE COCK OFF IT'S LEASH AND IT BURSTS THROUGH THE WINDOW FRAME. WATSON LEVELS HIS SERVICE REVOLVER AND SHOOTS IT DEAD.
BLACK JACK RETREATS FROM THE WINDOW AND A SHOUTING AND SCUFFLING IS HEARD AND THEN FADES AWAY.
WATSON: Have they gone, shall we give chase and inform the local constabulary?
HOLMES: No Watson, the pie.. fetch a knife and two plates..
CLIFF HANGER MUSIC. WATSON FETCHES AS REQUESTED AND HOLMES CUTS INTO THE PIE TO REVEAL A DIAMOND NECKLACE.
HOLMES: Lost by the Princess of Moldavia when she visited O'Fockerty's Pie Emporium in.. Bermondsey!!!
WATSON: Case solved?
HOLMES GRABS HIS VIOLIN AND BEGINS TO PLAY A LILTING MELODY
HOLMES: Clearly, Watson.