SUNDAY, May 12th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street

THIS WEEK: The Adventure of The Lion's Mane

From THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (1927),notable as one of the few Holmes stories narrated by Holmes himself.

Holmes is enjoying his retirement in Sussex when one day at the beach, he meets his friend Harold Stackhurst, the headmaster of a nearby preparatory school called The Gables. No sooner have they met than Stackhurst's science teacher, Fitzroy McPherson, staggers up to them, clearly in agony and wearing only an overcoat and trousers. He collapses, manages to say something about a "lion's mane", and then succumbs. He is observed to have red welts all over his back, possibly administered by a flexible weapon of some kind, for the marks curve over his shoulder and round his ribs.

Moments later, Ian Murdoch, a mathematics teacher at The Gables, comes up behind them. He has not seen the attack, and has only just arrived at the beach from the school. Holmes sees a couple of people far up the beach, but thinks they are much too far away to have had anything to do with McPherson's death. How did he die?

Savannah Blindside, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream from the Seanchai Fireside Room.

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