Apr 26, 2017
"I caught a glimpse of a great heart as well as of a great
In "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," we're treated to a
range of emotions and reactions from Sherlock Holmes. The opening
scene is one of those Canonical gems: Outside, there is a
thick fog, while inside, we see a cheery fire, the gleaming
breakfast table, and an eloquently irritable Holmes with his
cherry-wood pipe, expounding upon art and detection just long
enough to bring us up to the arrival of his attractive and
interesting young client.
We have a plethora of information about Holmes's personality
in not only this opening, but the story itself: his annoyance with
Watson and the general public, his charming way with female
clients, his thinking, and the age-old question of whether he was
attracted to Violet Hunter.
Hop on board with us as we explore the glimpses we have of Sherlock
Holmes in "The Adventure of the Copper Beeches," the story
that originally appeared in the Strand Magazine in June 1892 and
was the final story in the Adventures.
Performers: Uncredited violinist, US
Marine Chamber Orchestra