To Doctor Watson from Mister Humanfuc
My Dear Doctor
My young cousin, Bob, has been kidnapped by some never-do-very-wells (which I am told is a frequent occurrence in your fine town). I have received a telegram this morning detailing how the ransom money is to be paid. As I am but a poor immigrant in your ‘luverly’ city, I beg that you are able to come to my aid in this terrible affair.
Please call at my lodgings at your earliest convenience:
1A, Hangman’s Lane, London.