Just ordered my first clay pipe from Penn Valley Pipes & Tobacco! (Pic’s to follow.)
“Sherlock Holmes sat silent for a few minutes with his finger tips still pressed together, his legs stretched out in front of him and his gaze directed upwards to the ceiling. Then he took down from the rack the old and oily clay pipe , which was to him as a counselor, and, having it, he leaned back in his chair , with the thick blue cloud-wreaths spinning up from him, and a look of infinite languor in his face.” – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Case of Identity
Recently I re-read ‘A Study in Scarlett’ that I was able to download free from Kobobooks.com. It was what is called a remastered edition ‘that strives to make the classic story more accessible. While the vast majority of the text is original, hundreds of modifications have been made to make the story an easier, smoother reading experience for modern readers.’ It was altogether enjoyable as the first time I read it. I think it was an easier read but then again it was the second time through. If you want to read Holmes I recommend this modern edition.