Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Giant Rat of Sumatra

The discerning of Sherlock Holmes's readers have long been aware of the existence of a mystery concerning the Giant Rat of Sumatra. But its precise details have remained unknown, and at the end of the Victorian era, Holmes was only willing to say that it was a story for which the world is not yet prepared. Indeed, the Giant Rat itself remained unknown to the Western World.

This has now slightly changed.

ps: Yes, you are right. It's New Guinea not Sumatra. But it's close!