The Man with the Twisted Lip Conclusion | Sherlock Holmes


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Tonight, we’ll read the conclusion to “The Man with the Twisted Lip” from “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” written by Arthur Conan Doyle. The first part of this story originally aired on July 24th, 2020, and we rebroadcast it yesterday for easy access.

In the first part, a friend of Dr. Watson's wife comes to Watson's house, concerned because her husband, who is addicted to opium, has gone missing. While Watson is helping to retrieve the husband, he is surprised to find that Sherlock Holmes is there too, in disguise and trying to get information to solve a different case about a man who has disappeared. Watson stays to listen to Holmes tell the story of the case of Neville St. Clair.

St. Clair is a prosperous, respectable, punctual man. His family's home is in the country, but he visits London every day on business. One day when Mr. St. Clair was in London, Mrs. St. Clair also went to London separately. She happened to pass down an alleyway. This is where we will pick up.