Abbreviation: BLUE (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 7,879 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, January 1892
- The crime the owner of the hat committed seems “petty” more or less. Why is it so important that the commissionaire find the owner’s identity?
- In the story, Sherlock mentions that the hat owner’s perspiration indicated that he was not in good shape. Do you think this is a logical deduction?
- Why is Watson seemingly surprised by Sherlock’s deduction skills?
- It is mentioned the “Baker” is a very common last name? How was Holmes able to find the correct Henry Baker if the name is not unusual?
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