Abbreviation: LION (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 7,234 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Liberty, November 27, 1926; Strand Magazine, December 1926
It has been said that Sherlock Holmes never lived and so can never die. Is it really possible for him to retire, as he appears to do in this tale, or must he forever be brought out of retirement to combat jellyfish, Prussians, Nazis and invaders from other planets?