On May 2nd…

Illustration by Sidney Paget for the Strand (1891)

May 2, 1883: Elias Openshaw drowned in his own garden. [FIVE]

We found him, when we went to search for him, face downwards in a little green-scummed pool, which lay at the foot of the garden. There was no sign of any violence, and the water was but two feet deep, so that the jury, having regard to his known eccentricity, brought in a verdict of suicide. But I, who knew how he winced from the very thought of death had much ado to persuade myself that he had gone out of his way to meet it.

Date provided by the volume A Day-by-Day Chronology of Mr. Sherlock Holmes, according to Zeisler and Christ, compiled and edited by William S Dorn.

One Reply to “On May 2nd…”

  1. Selena, You found one that I had not seen before. Yours is so much better then the one I found. It is almost impossible to beat SP is it not? Now I add that it is almost just as impossible to beat Selena at searching out and finding pictures. Thanks from Chips

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