Discussion Questions – His Last Bow

1. This account was penned in the third person. Who do you think wrote it? Why?
2. DO you believe ‘Martha’ was Mrs. Hudson? Why or why not. And, if ‘Martha’ was Mrs. Hudson, wouldn’t Watson have registered some surprise at seeing her?
3. Why did the British Government all this story to be published in 1917 while the war was still in progress?
4. Why would there be a pigeon-hole marked “Fords”?
5. Who do you think were the “Window-breaking Furies”?
6. Do you think the English are a “…docile, simple folk…”? What do you think made von Bork think this way?
7. All canonical illustrations aside, who do you think chloroformed von Bork?
8. With von Bork’s arms and legs bound to his sides, how

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