SUNDAY, April 7th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME~ Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Hits Continue
Today we present the third of the top four Sherlock Holmes' Adventures from our recent poll: THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND from "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" (1892).
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson rise unusually early one morning to meet a young woman named Helen Stoner who fears that her life is being threatened by her step-father, Dr. Grimesby Roylott, a doctor who practiced in Calcutta, India and was married to Helen's late mother who was a widow living there. Dr. Roylott is the impoverished last survivor of what was a wealthy but violent, ill-tempered and amoral Anglo-Saxon aristocratic family of
Surrey, and has already served a jail sentence
in the past for killing his Indian butler in a rage. Helen's twin sister had
died almost two years earlier, shortly before she was to be married. Helen had
heard her sister's dying words, "The speckled band!" but was unable
to decode their meaning. Helen herself, troubled by the perplexing death of her
sister, is now engaged, and she has begun to hear strange noises and observe
strange activities around Stoke Moran, the impoverished and heavily mortgaged
estate where she and her stepfather live.
Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Savanah Blindside, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room.