The Mrs Turner Question
Weekly Forum 2014: 15 July 2014
Below is all of the textual evidence concerning Mrs Turner who is mentioned only once in the Canon and then disappears forever into question.
From the text, a number of explanations can be developed from the following snippets: “Mrs Turner;” “brought in the tray;” “our landlady had provided.”
You may wish to put forth explanations as to Mrs Turner’s antecedents that seem most promising to you and perhaps others will do the same.
[Watson] “But what is it you wish?”
[Holmes] “When Mrs Turner has brought in the tray I will make it clear to you. Now,” he said, as he turned hungrily on the simple fare that our landlady had provided, “I must discuss it while I eat, for I have not much time. It is nearly five now. In two hours we must be on the scene of action. Miss Irene, or Madame, rather, returns from her drive at seven. We must be at Briony Lodge to meet her.”