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The Ballad of Lady Smallwood

by A.J. Hall

The Ballad of Lady Smallwood is a short story in the form of linked 221Bs1

It contains spoilers for His Last Vow2 and an explanation for reappearance in the final scene of that episode.

“If a one-way trip to Serbia's the best Britain can do to reward the man who rid the world of Charles Augustus Magnussen, then I'm a banana."

For Kalypso, on her birthday.


1. “221B” describes a short, self-contained work of precisely 221 words length, of which the last word begins with ‘B’, a literary form invented specifically by fanfic writers in the Sherlock fandom.

2. His Last Vow is the third episode in the third series of the BBC Sherlock television program.

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This short story is rated PG. You might like to consider other ebooks by A.J. Hall set in the Sherlock fandom. This work is created on a not-for-profit basis and no infringement of the rights of the holder(s) is intended. All rights are those of the respective holder(s).

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