Diogenes Club Quick Quote Quiz

‘It is for the convenience of these that the Diogenes Club was started, and it now contains the most unsociable and unclubbable men in town. No member is permitted to take the least notice of any other one.’

Hello Watsonians—

We invite you to participate in this edition of The Diogenes Club Quick Quote Quiz.  As always, this little game requires no submission of answers to anyone—you are playing against yourself and the clock; it is not necessary for anyone else to take the least notice of what you do.

To play along:

–Read the quote from the Canon provided below.

–As quickly as you can, identify the speaker and the adventure featuring the quote.

–Note how long it took you to arrive at the answer.

–Scroll down a few inches to see if you have the correct answer.

–Leave a note in the comments, if you wish, about your answer and your time.

Ron Lies/ JHWS ‘Chips’

Margie Deck/JHWS ‘Mopsy’

Quick Quote Quiz 6/5/2018:  “Be at the third pillar from the left outside the Lyceum Theatre to-night at seven o’clock.”








Answer: Thaddeus Sholto (writing to Mary Morstan), SIGN

7 Replies to “Diogenes Club Quick Quote Quiz”

  1. 1 second to identify the context, 5 seconds for the name of the story… and then I boldly said to myself: “Bartholomew Sholto!” and I scrolled down confidently… 😀

  2. ?
    I had Thaddeus in mind as soon as I read the quote Chips sent to me but at the last minute, I second-guessed myself and had to double-check…

  3. I got the story ASAP; had to think a little about Thaddeus, but there is no one else I could be. Daisy

  4. Got the story ASAP; had a think a minute for Thaddeus, but who else could it be?

  5. Hey Daisy—

    I am forever mixing up my Sholto boys!
    Then I remember the great actor who played Thaddeus in the Granada film; the breathless way he would say “Brother Bartholomew” sticks in my brain attic. ?

  6. I seem to remember the name Bartholomew better than Thaddeus, and so I end up often mixing the two brothers.

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