He mumbled several words, you understand, but that was all that caught the son’s ear. Seven month later , John Turner was dead and Holmes destroyed the letter. I marked the spot upon my own head. James and I have always loved each other as brother and sister, but of course he is young and has seen very little of life yet, and – and – well, he naturally did not wish to do anything like that yet. His slow, limping step and bowed shoulders gave the appearance of decrepitude, and yet his hard, deep-lined, craggy features, and his enormous limbs showed that he was possessed of unusual strength of body and of character. I know it, and I want you to start upon your work knowing it, too. Eventualy ,John decided to meet Charles secretly at the Boscombe pool.

On the train journey to Boscombe Valley, Holmes explains the events that have occurred. We were to meet at the Pool midway between our houses to talk it over. The blow was struck from immediately behind, and yet was upon the left side. The loot made the gang rich, and they moved to England. Then he suddenly rolled them all into a gigantic ball, and tossed them up on to the rack. But my memory and my girl!

To comment on this article, you must sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. Charles demanded the marriage of James and Alice to get all John’s money. What she does not know is that James actually loves her and wants to marry her, but could not do so when she asked him because he had already married a barmaid before Alice returned from boarding school. Now for the facts. Retrieved from ” https: There are one or two minor points which were brought out in the inquest, and which are worth considering.


Holmes believes Turner, and having no love for blackmailers seeks a solution. Charles has been found dead near Boscombe pool. What is this, then? For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: If you don’t – it’s a fine, law-abiding country is England, and there’s always a policeman within hail.

This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. In response John gave Charles a house and a lot of money.

They robbed a gold convoy in which Charles was the wagon driver, and John spared his life, despite knowing that Charles holmmes later identify hhe. We have come now out of mere vagueness to the definite conception of an Australian from Ballarat with a grey cloak. His face was bent downwards, his shoulders bowed, his lips compressed, and the veins stood out like whipcord in his long, sinewy neck. Do as I tell you, boy.

On following him they found the dead body of his father stretched out shdrlock the grass beside the Pool. In A Scandal in Bohemia Holmes had been willing to break the law, through burglary, in The Boscombe Valley Mystery Holmes goes perhaps one stop further, allowing a guilty person to escape criminal justice.

In this story Holmes even offers the solution to Lestrade, but the policeman ignores it, his own eyes not seeing the evidence as Holmes does.

Edit Cast Episode complete credited cast: Oh, if you do, Mr Holmes, do boscomeb him that I know him to be innocent.

Hlmes, being rather puzzled, has referred the case to me, and hence it is that two middle-aged gentlemen are flying westward at fifty miles an hour, instead of quietly digesting their breakfasts at home.

I lay upon the sofa and tried to interest myself in a yellow-backed novel.

Plot Summary of The Boscombe Valley Mystery

How was it, then, that he uttered it before he saw you, and before he even knew that you had returned from Bristol? Yet I have a vague impression that as I ran forward something lay upon the ground to the left of me.


He had hardly spoken before there rushed into the room one of the most lovely young women that I have ever seen in my life. James and I have always loved each other as brother and sister, but of sherock he is young and has seen very little of life yet, and – and – well, he naturally did not wish to do anything like that yet.

They are all, as he remarks, very much against the son. This is used to detect bosvombe spam. Sherlock Holmes Jeremy Brett. Collected in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

My doctor says it is a question whether I shall live a month.

“The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes” The Boscombe Valley Mystery (TV Episode ) – IMDb

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When James McCarthy comes to trial, Holmes is able to provide enough evidence to create a reasonable doubt in the mind of the jury; and so James McCarthy is set free.

Views Read Edit View history. Unable to pot to John Turner, Sherlock Holmes turns his attention to James McCarthy, and the detective is able to visit the man in prison. You can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account.