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.
TUESDAY, December 11TH AT 7PM: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
SPOILER ALERT: The Goose gets the short
end of this particular adventure.
Caledonia Skytower returns to Baker Street for the story of The
Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, which first appeared in The Strand Magazine in
One December, Watson arrives at 221B Baker Street to offer Holmes season’s
greetings and best wishes, only to find the Great Detective earnestly studying
a battered hat. Holmes explains it had been delivered by commissionaire
Peterson, who had witnessed a scuffle between some men, all of whom had run
off, one of them dropping the hat and a Christmas goose in the process. Happy
to let Peterson keep the goose, Holmes had found the hat to be of great
interest, and by the time Watson arrives, had formed a quite clear set of
deductions concern its owner, which he then proceeds to relate to the good
Their conversation is interrupted by the return of Peterson,
who presents Holmes with The Blue Carbuncle, a priceless jewel stolen from the
hotel suite of the Countess of Morcar a few days previously. Peterson explains
he found the jewel inside the goose. Having been quick on the case at the time
of the theft, the police had already arrested known felon John Horner, who had
previously been seen in the Countess’ suite cleaning the fireplace, and charge
him with the theft. But Horner had from the start protested his innocence, and
the police had been unable to locate the jewel, leading them to believe it is
in the possession of an accomplice.
So could it be that the man who dropped the goose and hat
was Horner’s mysterious accomplice, or is something else going on? And why hide
the jewel in a goose? For Holmes and Watson, the game is once again, very much
afoot! Live on Stream.