Sherlockian.Net: The Musgrave Ritual

The butler did it. #60in60

Basic information

Abbreviation (J. F. Christ, 1947): MUSG
Word length (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960): 7,632
First published: Strand Magazine, 1893; Harper's Weekly, May 13, 1893

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    Links of interest

  • Story summary from McMurdo's Camp
  • Oral reading of the ritual (video)
  • A toast to Sir Reginald
  • The British Crown Jewels
  • English Civil War Pages
  • Charles I (he who is gone)
  • Charles II (he who will come)
  • English Civil War Society
  • Dave's Short Course in Trigonometry

    Redmond's Delicate Question

    The Canonical stories in which Holmes appears without Watson are often cited as evidence that the Johnson is lost without his Boswell -- a gem without its setting is dull -- they also serve who only stand and wait. All that being the case, how does "The Musgrave Ritual", without Watson, manage to be such a good story?
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