Seanchai ("Storyteller" in Irish) Library celebrates the Celtic tradition of stories told around the hearth or in the pub to friends, family, and welcomed strangers. Seanchai Libraries bring stories of all kinds to life, in Virtual Worlds: Second Life & Kitely on the Open Metaverse.
SUNDAY, March 29th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!
Join Corwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia as they continue at the beginning of the Holmesian canon - "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" THIS WEEK: The Adventure of the Speckled Band. One of Sherlock's better known and more devious mysteries.
Holmes' client is Helen Stoner, a 32-year-old spinster who
lives with her stepfather: Dr. Grimesby Roylott of Stoke Moran. Dr Roylott is
the last survivor of what was a wealthy but dissolute and violent tempered
aristocratic Anglo-Saxon family of Surrey.
After returning from India
where he had a large medical practice and had served a jail sentence for
killing his native Butler in a fit of rage,
Roylott—a widower—settles with his two stepdaughters in the broken-down
ancestral manor-all that is left of estates that had extended into Berkshire and Hampshire.
The doctor becomes notorious for terrorizing the local
village because of his quarrelsome personality and violent temper. Dr. Roylott
has required Miss Stoner, who is engaged to be married, to move into a
particular bedroom of his heavily mortgaged ancestral home in Stoke Moran. This
room was the one in which two years before, Helen's twin sister Julia had died
under mysterious and dramatic circumstances—uttering the last words "The
band! The speckled band!"
Come find a comfy seat and pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy, presented live in voice.