Abbreviation: SHOS (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 6,301 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Liberty, March 5, 1927; Strand Magazine, April 1927
A number of late Canonical tales seem to be dark reflections of earlier ones. Could this tale possibly have been written by an author who had not previously—some 35 years, half a lifetime, previously— written "Silver Blaze"?