On March 8th… The End of Jack Douglas

Frank Wiles illustration of VALL epilogue

‘I’ve had bad news — terrible news, Mr. Holmes’ [illustration by Frank Wiles for The Strand magazine, 1915]

March 8, 1888: Holmes learned that Jack Douglas had been lost at sea. [VALL]

“No, I don’t say that,” said Holmes, and his eyes seemed to be looking far into the future. “I don’t say that he can’t be beat. But you must give me time – you must give me time!” We all sat in silence for some minutes, while those fateful eyes still strained to pierce the veil.

A Day by Day Chronology of Sherlock Holmes by William S Dorn DWNP, BSI


On March 8th… The End of Jack Douglas — 2 Comments

    • No secret stash that I know of, but I do spend a lot of time searching Google for both personal and professional (life on the library Reference Desk!) reasons, so I’ve probably developed some skill at it.

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