TFTV 14 ¦ Sherlock Holmes: “The Red-Headed League” [2 of 2] ¦ DSB Full Audiobook Short Story

A Nefarious Plot is Averted, in…

—Tales From The Vault, Episode 14—

Summary / Synopsis

[Part 2] Having heard the bizarre account of Mr Jabez Wilson, Holmes and Watson head to the pawnbroker’s premises to investigate. There, Holmes gathers enough information to feel he has solved the mystery and to predict a crime about to be committed. Holmes and Watson, along with Police Inspector Jones and a Mr. Merryweather secrete themselves in an underground vault awaiting the emergence of the perpetrators and hopefully to foil their plans.

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Considering the many modernisations and re-interpretations of Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, it was extremely rewarding to read the original text as it was intended. I hope you enjoyed it too, let me know what you thought in the comments 🙂

Produced and narrated by David Sweeney-Bear (c)2021

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MUSIC:  Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20

ANNOTATIONS:

3 Pablo De Sarasate [“Sah-rah-SAAT-eh”] (1844 – 1908) – was a Spanish violin virtuoso, composer and conductor of the Romantic period.

4 rubber bridge – a form of the card game “bridge” – so called because bonuses are awarded for scoring sufficient points to win games and thereby a “rubber”, which is the best of three games.

5 napoleon – a gold twenty-franc French coin minted in the reign of Napoleon I.

6 partie carrée [“pah-tee cah-RAY”] (French) – a party of four persons

7 derbies – handcuffs. A slang term, originating from the term “Father Derby’s bands”, meaning restraints of various kinds.

8 ennui [“on-WIH”] – a feeling of being bored and mentally tired caused by having nothing interesting or exciting to do

9 L’homme c’est rien. L’oeuvre c’est tout (French: “Man is nothing, mankind is everything”)

10 Gustave Flaubert – (1821 – 1880) – French novelist

11 Georges (or George) Sand – (1804 – 1876) – French Romantic writer known primarily for her so-called rustic novels.

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