To Doctor Watson from Mister Humanfuc
My Dear Doctor
I write to you from my humble abode in the East End of your fine city in the hope that yourself and the famous detective Mister Sherlock Holmes may be able to help me.
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.