“All day the wind had screamed and the rain had beaten against the windows…As evening drew in the storm grew louder and louder…”

“…the equinoctial gales had set in with exceptional violence”

Watson’s description sets the scene for what is to come regarding “The Five Orange Pips”

This case, set in 1887, was written early in 1891 but, due to influenza, it was not published in The Strand Magazine until November. Here is another case which originated in another country.

Although the outcome of the case was less than successful (spoiler alert) ACD listed it as one of his favourite accounts in his “Baker Street Dozen”. He rated it 7th place out of 12. Holmes is human after all and makes mistakes like the rest of us.

Prize Draw Question: John Openshaw sported golden pince-nez. Which other adventure features someone who wore them? What was the person’s name?

The Stormy Petrels of BC will meet again, at 7 p.m. via Zoom, on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

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