Our 25th meeting was conducted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, and began at 7pm at 5905 Carolina Beach Road, Unit 7, in Monkey Junction. Attending was (from left to right) Candace, Barb, Pat, Michelle, Tom, Rick, Bill, Beth, Henry, and Barry (sorry you got "cut in half", Candace). Just an observation, but why is Tom and Rick leaning to their left?
Notes from the May Meeting:
Our 25th meeting began at around 7pm as usual, with small talk about what's new with members present. Tom reported on the brief interaction with the SH club in Mt. Olive, which really never got off the ground.
Mystery Quote: The Mystery quote was from the "Adventure of the Dancing Men" - Barry, Rick, Barb, and Candace get credit for correctly naming this story.
Mystery Character Description: Pat brought us the mystery character, which turned out to be Grimsby Roylett from the story "The Speckled Band". Noone gets credit for this one!
Mystery to Solve: The mystery was entitled "A fatal attack of gas", which was difficult, but not unsolvable. Barry guessed correctly that the oxygen container that was supposed to keep the millionaire safe was actually the murder weapon. Candace guess that the glass enclosure was actually the revolving door in the man's building.
Story to Discuss: Michelle did a great job at presenting the story "The Stockbroker's Clerk".
Show and Tell:
Plans for the June Meeting:
The June meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at 7pm. The place will be Beach PC, 5905 Carolina Beach Road, #7 in Monkey Junction. The mystery quote to identify is as follows:
"We have had some dramatic entrances and exits upon our small stage at Baker Street, but I cannot recollect anything more sudden and startling than the first appearance of Thorneycroft Huxtable, M.A., Ph.D., etc. His card, which seemed too small to carry the weight of his academic distinctions, preceded him by a few seconds, and then he entered himself -- so large, so pompous, and so dignified that he was the very embodiment of self-possession and solidity. And yet his first action, when the door had closed behind him, was to stagger against the table, whence he slipped down upon the floor, and there was that majestic figure prostrate and insensible upon our bearskin hearth-rug. We had sprung to our feet, and for a few moments we stared in silent amazement at this ponderous piece of wreckage, which told of some sudden and fatal storm far out on the ocean of life."
The Mystery character description will be brought by Candace, and the story to discuss will be "A Study in Scarlett", led by Henry. The mystery to solve will be as follows:
Founding member Tom Campbell moderates this blog for this group!
At each meeting, we discuss one of the original stories from the Canon.