Sherlock Holmes

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Veronica Boyle
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The newspaper article that I chose to relate to a Sherlock Holmes short story was "Bicycle Thieves. They Are Successfully Plying Their Vocation in Cleveland--Many Wheels Stolen" from the paper, Plain Dealer on August, 4th 1899. The Sherlock Holmes short story that I chose to relate the article to, was "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Stolen Bicycle" which was by Traffic Life. These two stories obviously have the same thing to do with one another, a stolen bicycle. Bicycles are always the first things to get stolen, especially back in the populist/progressive era, and they are pretty hard to find once stolen. I remember when I was younger, my bicycle was stolen, and there was no possible way I could have ever found it since it's so easy to hide a bicycle in a house, or on someone's shed. Sherlock Homes probably realized this immediately when the main character came to him to find his bicycle, and that's probably why he just didn't even bother trying to find it, stalled a bit, and then came back to the man with a new bicycle. The thing that is weird though, is the fact that when Holmes brought the new bicycle, the bicycle itself was not at all the same as the the bicycle that was stolen. In fact, the main character states that the the new bicycle was not even the same color as the old stolen bicycle, but the man didn't seem to care. He was apparently just happy to have a way of transportation back. Maybe the police in the article should have just gave them random bicycle wheels, and they would have been happy. The news article begins to tell us that there has been bicycle wheels being stolen throughout town, and that they really do not know why, but the police have been trying to find them. In the Sherlock Holmes short story, the main character that lost his bicycle, came to Holmes to…...

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