Well, kids, this is it! The last weekend of Christmas Break! In just two short days, we’ll be back to our regular routines, and the sound of moaning and groaning over homework will be heard throughout the land! Doubtless many kids will find that they’ve forgotten just a little bit of what they learned this fall–or perhaps it’s just buried in their brain attics under visions of fading sugarplums. They’ll need a little review before they’re back up to speed.
It can be that way in the Sherlockian world as well. Some stories (particularly those with Granada episodes attached) are heavily imprinted in our minds, to the point that we can recall minute details, and quote passages to fit any situation. Others, however, are not as well known or frequently read. For me, one of those is “The Adventure of the Three Students.” It’s a quieter story, with (relatively) smaller stakes. To refresh my knowledge, I thought I’d give it a re-read, hence today’s question:
In “The Adventure of the Three Students,” lecturer and tutor Hilton Soames gives Holmes and Watson the names of the, well, three students he believes most likely to have tampered with the examination. Who are they? Who does Watson suspect? And who, ultimately, proves to be the culprit?
Today we have another dual prize, each chosen to help you supplement your Sherlockian education. First:
Nicholas Utechin is a well-known Holmesian scholar, a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society of London, the BSI, and other organizations. I didn’t use this book in coming up with this year’s questions, but that’s not saying I might not in the future….
And speaking of the future, if you’re a fan of BBC Sherlock, then you know that Season 4 (plus the special) begins filming on 6 January. Today’s alternate prize is a great way to bring yourself up to speed before they air…whenever…they air…..
It’s a fantastic book, so if it wasn’t one of your holiday gifts–now’s your chance!
As always, send your answers along with your choice of prize via FaceBook PM, Twitter DM, or blog comment. For full rules, see the entry for 20 December.
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