The Treasure Hunt: Second Appetizer

Dear All,

as the deadline for the Hunt approaches, I have been busy in a revision process of the 100 questions. Using the feedback from the first test question, I had to come to a painful decision. One question was cut out because a certain turn of phrase would have been somewhat unfair to English-speaking people (ironically, Germans would have had significant advantages).

Since it was one of my favourite questions (and, I guess, the most difficult of the batch) I don’t want to let it die. So I submit it here for your consideration.
Hint: the solution is also the name of a London Underground station.

“No ghosts need apply”, said once Holmes. Nevertheless, he occasionally spent some time in a place that has the same name of a “ghost”. Which place? In which story or stories does he visit it?

I think that if you can guess this one, you will do very well indeed in the Hunt.

The solution will be posted at the end of next week. Have fun!

5 Replies to “The Treasure Hunt: Second Appetizer”

  1. I’m feeling challenged by this and I look forward to working on it.


  2. I’m adding futher explanation to clarify a little:
    – the answer is the name of a place mentioned in the Canon which is also, incidentally, the name of an Underground station.
    – the name is the same name of a “ghost” (please note the quotation marks).
    The question requires a little Wikipedia or Britannica online research.
    Good luck!

  3. Hey Michele:

    I’ve been away and unable to work on this yet. Please don’t post the answer for a few days?

    The SOB TH team is coming together to work on it.

    Great question!


  4. I received several replies, some very ingenious indeed, but none correct.
    Let me help and clarify:
    – the solution is the name of a London Underground station. It’s not part of the name or a similar name, it’s exactly the name (e.g. “Kensington” is not an acceptable answer because there is no such station: there’s a “High Street Kensington” and a “Kensington (Olympia)”)
    It’s a very difficult one, I told you. And one that needs a bit of Wikipedia research.
    There’s still a day and a half, keep trying! 🙂

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