The Stormy Petrels will return to regular study sessions after a fun-filled summer.  “Reichenbach Falls” Wreath-Toss, Auction, Silver Blaze Races, Pot Lucks and Picnics!

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President Fran ready to toss the wreath.

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Bob the Auctioneer

The Adventure for September 6th meeting will be Charles Augustus Milverton.  First published in Collier’s in March 1904 and in The Strand Magazine in April 1904.

What did Sherlock Holmes think of this “king of all blackmailers?

“Do you feel a creeping, shrinking sensation, Watson, when you stand before the serpents in the zoo and see the slithery, gliding, venomous creatures, with their deadly eyes and wicked, flattened faces?  Well, that’s how Milverton impresses me.  I’ve had to do with fifty murderers in my career, but the worst of them never gave me the repulsion which I have for this fellow.”

So, why did Holmes invite him to 221b?

What possessed Holmes to get engaged to Milverton’s housemaid?

Who do you think was “Lady X”?

The game is afoot on Tuesday, Sept. 6th at the usual Hampton Place location at 7:00 pm.

If you would like more info, please contact Fran.

The bonus question for the Petrel door prize:  Fill in the blank:

“Milverton has a smiling face and a heart of ___________.”