More adventures with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Master Detective, Sherlock Holmes. THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb." Grab a cuppa and a smackerel of something and join
Caledonia in the lower level of the library for mystery and intrigue!
In his narration, Dr. Watson notes that this is one of only two cases which he personally brought to the attention of Sherlock Holmes. The story, set in 1889, mainly consists of a young London consultant hydraulic engineer, Mr. Victor Hatherley, recounting strange happenings of the night before, first to Dr. Watson, who dresses the stump where Mr. Hatherley's thumb has been cut off, and then to Sherlock Holmes himself.
This case is one of the few where Holmes fails to bring the villains to justice. (Others are "The Five Orange Pips" and "The Hound of the Baskervilles", though in both those cases Providence exacts vengeance on the villains.)
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