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SUNDAY, February 28th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!
Tea Time continues its sojourn at Crazy Eights on LEA 9 with with the next adventure from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's collection "The Return of Sherlock Holmes"
THIS WEEK: The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist
Holmes is contacted by Miss Violet Smith of Farnham, Surrey about an unusual turn in her and her mother’s
lives. Violet’s father has recently died, and left his wife and daughter rather
poor. However, a notice appeared in the newspaper not much later inquiring as
to their whereabouts. Answering it, they met Mr. Carruthers and Mr. Woodley,
the former a pleasant enough man, but the latter a bully. They had come from South Africa,
where they had known Violet’s uncle Ralph Smith, who had now also died in
poverty and apparently wanted to see that his relatives were provided for. This
struck Violet as odd, since she and her family had not heard a word from Uncle
Ralph since he'd gone to South
Africa 25 years ago. Carruthers and Woodley
explained that before dying, Ralph had heard of his brother’s death and felt
responsible for his survivors’ welfare.
Yet, Violet rejects the unwanted attentions of Woodley and
she finds she is being followed. Despite
her tremendous fortitude, she is relying on Sherlock Holmes to help her
understand the profound peril that seems to be lurking about her.