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“There was a bench at the end of the path, and we all sat down while Holmes examined, one by one, the articles which Lestrade had handed to him.”

What were these “articles”?  Was this a prank? Why did quiet, little Susan Cushing receive these in the post?

The Adventure of the Cardboard Box” was first published in The Strand Magazine and in Harper’s Weekly in January 1893.

This adventure appeared in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, but was supressed, not to be put in print again for 23 years when it appeared in His Last Bow in 1917.

The matter of the “thought-reading” episode:  While the tale was suppressed, Doyle thought to use this selection in “The Resident Patient“.

So many issues to discuss at the next study session of the Stormy Petrels of BC., which will take place on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00 pm at our usual Hampton Place lounge.

We will, once again set up our Sherlockian Holiday Tree,

Tree Ornaments

(Some of our ornaments)

and we will also set up the Stormy Petrel “company store” where members can do a bit of holiday shopping.

If you would like any more information, please contact Fran at

Bonus question: what are the names of the three Cushing sisters?

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