The Master (Sherlock Holmes Series #1) LbNA # 14323
|Placed Date||Apr 11 2006|
Ferry across seven beech trees and state your purpose. Park your carriage. Start at the Bayview Prison main gate. Next, briskly walk to the park across the road. You must first count trees left. You may then take the first beech tree right across the bridge. Drop it, then see what’s left (six or seven are enough -- paces not trees.) Behind is a bench; find a stump that is open in the area. You MUST hide in the well near spring.
Bring brown or black ink.
“If convenient,” bring some “hideous purple” ink and a specific "Adventure...", just in Case.
Which case was the first in which Holmes was ever engaged?
"(T)his is the message which struck Justice of the Peace Trevor dead with horror when he read it.”
He had picked from a drawer a little tarnished cylinder, and, undoing the tape, he handed me a short note scrawled upon a half-sheet of slate-gray paper.
The supply of game for London is going steadily up [it ran].
Head-keeper Hudson, we believe, has been now told to receive all orders for fly-paper and for preservation of your hen-pheasant’s life.
As I glanced up from reading this enigmatical message, I saw Holmes chuckling at the expression upon my face.
“You look a little bewildered,” said he.
“I cannot see how such a message as this could inspire horror. It seems to me to be rather grotesque than otherwise.”
“Very likely. Yet the fact remains that the reader, who was a fine, robust old man, was knocked clean down by it as if it had been the butt end of a pistol.”
“You arouse my curiosity,” said I. “But why did you say just now that there were very particular reasons why I should study this case?”