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1 The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

2 Initials H B on the inside 3 year old style – yet can’t afford a new one Tallow stains – has no gas lights at home Ink used to cover damage – retains some self-respect Hairs and the smell of lime-oil - a recent visit to the barber Covered in house dust – owner does not go out much Sweat stains inside – owner out of condition Broken hat-securer – owner was formerly careful but not so now Lack of cleanliness also suggests his wife no longer cares what he goes out like The Hat

3 Card attached to the bird’s leg reading: “For Mrs. Henry Baker” The goose

4 Present owner – Countess of Morcar Alexandrite (blue) Stolen recently Found by Peterson in the goose’s crop The Blue Carbuncle

5 Physical evidenceWitnesses Henry Baker Inspector Peterson James Ryder Breckinridge the Butcher John Horner

6 The Solution Ryder confesses – Decided to steal the gem – Put the blame on Horner as he had already been convicted previously – Stuck the gem down the throat of one of the geese in his sister’s herd – Mixed up the bird with another which had a black bar on its tail Holmes traces the sequence of events – The birds go to Breckinridge who sells them to the Alpha Inn – Henry Baker unknowingly buys the very goose that has swallowed the gem – He is attacked by ruffians in the street and runs away when Petersen intervenes as he accidently breaks a window in trying to defend himself, leaving his hat and goose behind – Petersen leaves the hat with Holmes and cooks the goose for himself, finding the Blue Carbuncle inside – Holmes sends Ryder away, believing it is better for him than to end up in prison – ‘My work is its own reward’

7 The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle in words and pictures

8 Holmes looks at the hat with Watson

9 Inspector Peterson chases the men away

10 Inspector Peterson finds the blue jewel in the goose

11 Mr Henry Baker collects his hat and a new goose

12 Holmes talks to the butcher

13 James Ryder says he stole the blue jewel and hid it in the goose


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