On April 1st…

April 1, 1890: Violet Hunter decided to accept Jethro Rucastle’s offer as governess [COPP]

still of Miss Stoper, Violet Hunter, and Jethro Rucastle from The Copper Beeches (BBC, 1965)

Miss Stoper (Sheila Keith), Violent Hunter (Suzanne Neve), and Jephro Rucastle (Patrick Wymark) in “The Copper Beeches” (1965)

Sources:

A Day by Day Chronology of Sherlock Holmes according to Ziesler and Christ by William S Dorn DWNP, BSI.
More details about the 1965 BBC production of The Copper Beeches are available at IMDB.

Posted by Ron (JHWS “Chips”) and Beth (JHWS “Selena Buttons”)

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On April 1st… — 1 Comment

  1. Anyone else just notice that Violet Hunter made up her mind to accept the governess job on April Fool’s Day?

    If Rucastle hadn’t been hurt so badly, one might even think the whole thing was a send-up, daughter, sailor, and all. An elaborate joke, perhaps, but some people will go to any extent to pull someone’s leg.

    Did Watson perhaps tag on an ending to make a good joke into a better case? If it was a joke, did Holmes think it funny? And was Violet paid off with that chance in a school, leading to her becoming head?

    Or is this *my* April Fool’s joke?