“The Blanched Soldier”, the second tale of the Casebook, was published in Liberty Magazine (NY) in October 1926 and in The Strand Magazine in November 1926. It’s one of the two cases which Sherlock Holmes, himself, had penned.
Where was Dr. Watson? Holmes mentioned him throughout the story. Do you get the impression that Holmes missed him? I know I do!
What happened to Godfrey Emsworth as he fought in the Boer War and why was his buddy, James Dodd, looking for him? Why did Dodd suspect Colonel Emsworth was hiding something?
What did the butler know? What was the secret in the cottage in the garden?
Here we have one of Holmes’s most memorable quotes: “When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”
Holmes uses the process of elimination. Was there (a) a crime (b) a case of insanity (c) a disease?
The Stormy Petrels will be discussing this case at their next meeting.
When? Tuesday, November 6 at 7:00pm
Where? The Chatham, Hampton Place
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