“It was one Sunday evening early in September of the year 1903 that I received one of Holmes’ laconic messages: “Come at once if convenient – if inconvenient, come all the same.” – S.H.”
The story for discussion at the next regular meeting of the Stormy Petrels is “The Adventure of the Creeping Man”
Holmes says that this problem is a ‘tangled skein’ and he is looking for a loose end. For example: Why does Professor Presbury’s wolf-hound, Roy, endeavour to bite him? After all, Holmes states that “a dog reflects the family life”.
Camford – is it Cambridge or Oxford?
Why did Mrs. Bennett call her husband Jack, when his name is Trevor?
What role do langur monkeys play in this story?
For answers to these questions and more, please join the Stormy Petrels at the next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7th at 7:00 pm at the home of our Priory Schoolmaster, P. Wood.
Please contact your Consulting Detective for more details.
Published by Fran Martin
Fran Martin became a member of The Bootmakers of Toronto in 1987 and The Stormy Petrels of B.C. in 1988.
She has attended several Sherlockian conferences including: In 1992 "Aspects of Holmes" in Bradford, England (hosted by The Northern Musgraves); In 2006 "ACD at 35" in Toronto (hosted by The Bootmakers of Toronto); 2013 "Sherlock Holmes Through Time & and Place" in Minneapolis (hosted by The Norwegian Explorers); 2014 "Gillette to Brett IV" in Bloomington (hosted by Wessex Press); 2015 SherlockCon in Seattle; 2015 "A Scintillation of Scions VIII" in Baltimore (hosted by Watson's Tin Box); 2016 "The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes" (hosted by The Norwegian Explorers); in 2018 in Dayton, Ohio for the "Holmes, Doyle & Friends" conference (hosted by the Agra Treasurers).
Fran has held several positions with The Stormy Petrels of B.C. including secretary, vice-president, special events coordinator and is currently president and editor of the "Petrel Flyer".
She was honoured with being awarded the title of "Master Bootmaker" in 2014. She was very pleased to present a paper to a meeting of Sir Hugo's Companions in Chicago in 2017.
Fran has contributed articles to Canadian Holmes magazine, the Watsonian and Chris Redmond's "About Sixty" and "Sherlock Holmes is Like...". In May, 2018 she attended the 78th annual Speckled Band of Boston dinner. She was very honoured to have been one of the first women invited.
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