|A rather complacent fellow.|
|A convivial lass.|
|Let the celebration begin!|
|Dickens and friend stopping for a|
photo. Very accommodating.
My friend, Susan, spied on Charles Dickens at his meal: A short
time later, Rajan and I encountered the Great Man himself:
|The Dickens' enjoying supper.|
|The Great Man himself.|
Unbeknownst to Dickens (we peeked in the window), after he left the house, the butler and maid were preparing to sit at his table to enjoy a bit of their own cheer. The gentleman at the door, watching Dickens leave, didn't seem to bea bit aware of this.
Dickens was not the only famous man we met, however. I was amazed, as we wandered down Nickleby Road, to encounter another famous person. Well. Two famous people—none other than that most renowned detective and his literary colleague. Yes! Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson!
|Sherlock, pondering a case.|
|Pondering it in depth you|
|Watson seemed to ponder it, too.|
You may not
believe this, but as
savvy as Sherlock Holmes is, he didn't seem to get what a blog is. And he acted like he had never heard of Facebook.
I mean, really?
Still, when the Phantom of the Opera clued me in and suggested the duo might be amenable to being featured in The Strand, they concurred. Holmes and Watson, please think of this as a feature article in The Strand.
|The Phantom, cluing me in.|
|It's a hard life at the docks. You|
drink a lot. And you make friends
|Tempers can still be touchy.|
|But, a little song and dance helps.|
There was a surprise at the docks, though. The fellow in red you see below claimed to be a Baron. He said he was organizing an expedition to America, and would I like to come along? He said his intentions were honorable, but he didn't invite my husband . . . Doesn't that sound suspicious?
|Baron Karl Friedrich|
Hieronymus Von Münchausen
and his seagoing friend.
|The Baron explains about the expedition.|
The matey's expression makes me think
the Baron isn't telling everything.
|An honorable baron? What|
do you think?
|A couple working out a spat.|
|Someone doing Xmas shopping.|
|A violinist inside a violin shoppe.|
|Someone chatting with a bartender.|
|Waltzers at Fezziwig's Dance Party.|
There was some Polka, too.
|A puppeteer for a rather . . . creepy|
puppet show. The puppets were monsters
|The Queen - Victoria, that is.|
Thanks friends, for stopping by. Have you ever been to the Dickens Fair? Which character in this collection did you find the most interesting?