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The Case of Matilda Briggs and the Giant Rat of Sumatra

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Fictional case.

In the Sherlock Holmes stories

Untold Story

'We have not forgotten your successful action in the case of Matilda Briggs.' 'Matilda Briggs was not the name of a young woman, Watson,' said Holmes, in a reminiscent voice. 'It was a ship which is associated with the giant rat of Sumatra, a story for which the world is not yet prepared. - Holmes