Our next adventure, as we work our way through The Casebook, is “The Adventure of the Creeping Man”.
Published in both The Strand Magazine and Hearst’s International in March 1923.
When Watson, not living at Baker Street at this time (1903) receives a message from Holmes which states: “Come at once if convenient – if inconvenient come all the same”, the good Doctor makes his way to 221b, despite admitting that his relation with Holmes had become “peculiar” and he felt like one of Holmes’s “habits”.
Off to the University town of Camford they go!
The famous Camford physiologist, Professor Presbury had disappeared to for two weeks and had returned a different man. So different that his faithful hound was attacking him.
Where did he go? What happened to change him? What was in the mysterious wooden box? What was in the secret correspondence?
Please feel free to join the Stormy Petrels as they meet to discuss this unusual case.
When? Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 pm
Where? The lounge of the Chatham at Hampton Place (UBC)
Bonus question for members attending the meeting:
Where did the professor keep the key to the wooden box?
Added bonus: What was Mr. Bennett’s first name?
If you have any questions, or need more info, please contact Fran at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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