Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson went on a camping
trip. After a good meal and a bottle of wine they lay down for
the night, and went to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes awoke
and nudged his friend awake. "Watson, look up at the sky
and tell me what you see."
Watson replied, "I see millions and millions
"What does that tell you?"
Reckoned that Holmes wanted to test his observation
skills, Watson gave the question a lengthy contemplation before
answering, "Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions
of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically,
I find that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I think the time
is approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, I see that
God is great and we are insignificant. Meteorologically, I believe
we will have another sunny day. Now, what does it tell you?"
Holmes was silent for a second, then spoke frigidly, "It
tells me someone has stolen our tent."