“The Crooked Man”

Unfortunate Colonel Barclay
Lay dead upon the floor.
Providence had killed him –
Bad conscience – nothing more!

Decades back in India,
Surrounded and left dry,
He’d sent a man to certain death
And did not bat an eye!

He took the ‘belle of Bhurtee’
And moved up in the ranks.
Ambition knew no boundaries.
To Wood he owed much thanks.

Although ’twas Wood, all stooped and bent,
Imagine, if you can,
Vindictive Colonel Barclay
Who was the ‘crooked man’!

Fran M.
1999

What were the events that led up to Henry Wood’s deformity?
Why did Mrs. Barclay accuse her husband of being a coward?
Why did Mrs. Barclay refer to her husband as ‘David’ although his name was James?
What was the importance of the missing key?
Who was Teddy?

Many more questions will be answered at the next meeting of The Stormy Petrels of BC as we discuss “The Crooked Man”

When: Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7:00 PM
Where: Hampton Place

For more info, please contact Fran