The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

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The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

SummaryIt all began when a man, named Peterson, found a goose and an old hat. As Peterson was walking home, he saw a group of thugs surround a man. One thug knocked off his hat, and then Peterson went to defend the man, but he startled the man, making him drop his goose. The thugs and the man fled and the next morning Peterson went and dropped off the hat (taking the goose with him to eat) for Holmes to find the owner and restore the property to him. Then, as Watson and Holmes were observing the hat and looking for clues, Peterson walked into the room. They saw a small stone in his hand and were astonished when Peterson explained how his wife found it inside the goose. Suddenly Watson remembered that he had read in a newspaper of a robbery at Lady's Jewelry Store. He looked through his newspapers and found one that was about the robbery. It said that a man named John Horner, a plumber, was responsible for the crime. He tried to convince the officers that he was innocent, but he was arrested and thrown in prison. Holmes and Watson decided that they had to find the man who had dropped the goose and his hat immediately so they made and advertisement looking for a man who lost a black hat and goose. Later that evening Watson was heading back to Holmes to see if anyone had responded to the ad. As he was walking up to the house he saw another man waiting. They were both taken up to the room were Holmes was. He said that the hat was his, and after talking for a little while, Holmes gave him a goose to replace the one that Peterson ate. It was clear that this man, Henry Baker, knew nothing about the stone. Holmes and Watson decided to go out on a hunt for the answer to the mystery. They went to where Henry said he got the goose from, and they said that they get their geese from a salesmen at Covent Garden. Then they went to the salesmen and asked him where he got the geese, but this made him very angry. After arguing for a while, the salesmen showed him a book that said "Mrs. Oakshott, 117 Brixton Road- 249, egg and poultry supplier" so Holmes and Watson left. Right then they saw and heard that same salesmen yell at a smaller man, so they came to the man and he said his name was James Ryder. They got in a carriage to go to Sherlock Holmes house to talk with him. When they got to his house, Holmes said that the game is up, and demanded that he tell him what he did. Ryder begged Holmes not to bring him into court and explained how he went to his sister's house, took a goose behind the shed in the backyard, and stuffed the stone down its throat so he would not get caught by the police. Then he took what he thought was that same goose. When he discovered that it was not the right one, he went to the salesmen to try and get the right one. Holmes asked the man to get out, but still decided not to tell the police, because he knew that the man would not go wrong again.

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The Blue Carbuncle

The main character of this story is Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock is a man who helps solve mysteries. In this story, he is the detective that solved the mystery of a robbery in a jewelry store. In order to solve the mystery, he had to track down many different people, make advertisements to try and return property that was found, and force a man to admit what he had done and how he had done it.Sherlock Holmes is a very clever man. He helps people solve all kinds of mysteries. With the knowledge he has, his assistant, Dr. Watson, and his skill in using logic, Sherlock Holmes is an excellent detective, who can solve almost any mystery.

Main Character-Sherlock Holmes

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By: Katia GerwinatDate Published: 11-12-14

Dear Editor, I think it is obserd that you put a robbery in this book. Robberies are almost as bad as murder. I know that you need an interesting mystery for this book, but this might be to extreme. Also, this is a childrens and adults book, this might be a bad example for the children. I hope that next time you write a book, you will think about what you say, more carefully. Thank you.

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I think that this story was a great mystery. One of the few things I dislike about it, is how the man who robbed the jewelry store just told Sherlock Holmes what he had did. In my opinion, he should have not given in that easily, to make the story even more interesting. One of the many things I do like is how Sherlock and Watson have to go to several different people to solve the mystery. It demonstrates what you would actually have to do to solve a mystery like this. I would recommend this book to all ages, especially people who like mysteries. In my opinion this story could be enjoyable to all ages. I think it was a huge success.

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Sherlock Holmes and his good friend and assistant, Watson.

Covent Garden Market Place

Henry Baker and the Thugs


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