The letters are mostly receipts for money which the professor sent or notes saying that another bottle of serum has been sent. . The key from the watch-chain, Mr. They were mere invoices to say that a fresh bottle was being sent to Professor Presbury, or receipt to acknowledge money. Sherlock Holmes is asked by Jack Bennett to investigate after his fiancée Edith Presbury sees the shadow of a man in her window in the middle of the night.
In fact, he is stronger than I have known him for years. Apparently, the professor wants to be more appealing to his young bride. One day, in looking for a canula, I took up the box. When Holmes reads of a rash of thefts from zoos - all monkeys and apes - he slowly begins to unravel the mystery of the shadow Miss Presbury saw in her window. The date being September 5th, said Holmes. I can only repeat that I am sorry that we have made a needless intrusion.
It's elementary that any Conan Doyle fan will want this splendid set of Sherlock Holmes mysteries-twelve timeless classics performed as radio theater, linked by violin music interludes. As Holmes and Watson are leaving the grounds of the professor's house, Bennett runs up to them to apologize and say that he has never seen the professor in a more dangerous or sinister mood. Professor Presbury is himself engaged to a young lady, Alice Morphy, a colleague's daughter, although he himself is already sixty-one years old. It was only through a letter from a friend sent to Mr. Soon after getting engaged, for the first time in his life, Professor Presbury went away for two weeks without telling anybody where he was going.
None the less, it did not meet with full approval in his own family. Have you any other able-bodied man on the premises? Bennett slipped round to bring us the latest report. A dog reflects the family life. This he placed in his instrument cupboard. He 'is sixty one years of age' and has recently become engaged to a much younger woman. He opened his bedroom door one night, as he tells Holmes and Watson, and saw the professor crawling along the hall on his hands and feet. Holmes looked thoroughly surprised at Miss Presburys narrative.
The drug is an extract obtained from , and although it has apparently given the professor renewed energy, it has also given him some of the langur's traits. I rather fancy that friend Bennett is in for an uncomfortable time. Its surely time that I disappeared into that little farm of my dreams. There was a breeze, and clouds were scudding across the sky, obscuring from time to time the half-moon. Our learned friends nerves are somewhat out of order, said he.
There is an early train to town, Watson, but I think we shall just have time for a cup of tea at the Chequers before we catch it. The pleasant, open face of our visitor clouded over, shadowed by some grim remembrance. Oh, Watson, Watson, what a fool I have been! You will, I am sure, understand my having some reserves in the matter. The second trick he pulls is misdirection. Until this time, Mr Bennett had enjoyed the professor's implicit trust and had opened all his letters as part of his job. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. As to your dates, that is the biggest mystification of all.
As he stood outlined in the doorway he was erect but leaning forward with dangling arms, as when we saw him last. The great Sir John Gielgud stars as the sleuth of Baker Street, with Ralph Richardson as his venerable companion, Dr. Bennett was looking for a cannula, he picked the box up, and the professor became very angry with him. He was not quite on his hands and knees. Explosive, no doubt, but then from his point of view he has something to explode about if detectives are put on his track and he suspects his own household of doing it. Well, well, we have made a beginning.
I sank back in my chair in some disappointment. After the story text ends, there are several additional blank pages from the exercise book, and on the last page appears some scribbling done in pencil. The professor brought back a little wooden box from his travels. There it was pressed against the window-pane, and one hand seemed to be raised as if to push up the window. The old gentleman's cerebral processes were disturbed by the love affair.
Apart from his queer fits, said Bennett, he has actually more energy and vitality than I can ever remember, nor was his brain ever clearer. Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on 7 July 1930. I heard through a second person that Professor Presbury of Camford had need of my services. Instead of simply not naming the university, he calls it Camford. Trevor Bennett, he presents the facts of the case to Watson for his consideration. Nonetheless, the trouble seems to have begun at about the time of Professor Presbury's and Alice's engagement. Macphail knew that his employer was acting in a crazy fashion, and was tormenting the dog so much that he was jeopardizing his own life.