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SUNDAY, May 26th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street
Back to Holmes & Watson! The Tea Time Crew is joined this week by friend Elrik Merlin.
THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans" The monotony of thick smog-shrouded
is broken by a sudden visit from Holmes' brother Mycroft. He has come about
some missing, secret submarine plans. Seven of the ten pages — three are still
missing — were found with Arthur Cadogan West's body. London
West was a young clerk in a government office at Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, whose body was found next to the Underground tracks near the Aldgate tube station, his head crushed. He had little money with him (although there appears to have been no robbery), theatre tickets, and curiously, no Underground ticket. The three missing pages by themselves could enable one of
enemies to build a Bruce-Partington submarine.
In a rare appearance, Sherlock's brother Mycroft is an active participant, and the initiator of this case. Seven years elder, Mycroft wields great power and influence with the national and international machinations of Britain. Holmes says to Watson, "One has to be discreet when one talks of high matters of state. You are right in thinking that he is under the British government. You would also be right in a sense if you said that occasionally he IS the British government."
Da5id Abbot, Elrik Merlin, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower present the adventure, live on stream from the Seanchai Fireside Room.