Young Sherlock Holmes: Bedlam (Short Reads)

Young Sherlock Holmes: Bedlam (Short Reads)

Andrew Lane

Language: English

Pages: 24

ISBN: B006GD461E

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Sherlock has been incarcerated in the Bethlehem Hospital – Bedlam - where Victorian London’s most unfortunate citizens are locked away in squalor, cruelty and hopelessness. Sherlock tells them he’s not mad – but who’d believe a lunatic? There’s only one option: he has to escape – and then use all his rational powers to work out who put him there in the first place...

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Paradol Chamber. You’ve stepped in their way twice now and managed to stop their international criminal activities – once with Baron Maupertuis an’ once in Russia. I think they want to get you out of the way.’ Sherlock was about to ask how Crowe had found him when the door burst open and Dr William Rhys Williams rushed in. He was wearing an embroidered dressing gown over a nightshirt, and had a tasselled velvet cap on his head. He was furious: red in the face and wide-eyed. ‘What in heaven’s

about the ground that means they can’t move through it, the ground being natural, but if they can move through vertical barriers like walls then they can move through horizontal barriers like floors, and if they can’t move through horizontal barriers then they can’t be ghosts.’ Crowe considered for a moment. ‘I like your style of thinkin’. Most people argue for or against the existence of ghosts on a spiritual basis. You’re applying rigorous logic. Are you doin’ this to everythin’ in your life?’

of the dice players suddenly stood bolt upright. His hand was groping inside his jacket pocket. ‘My watch,’ he snarled. ‘It’s gone!’ He glowered at the man nearest him. ‘It was you, wasn’t it? You fell against me a few minutes ago. You must’ve taken it then! You black dog!’ A fight broke out, both men rolling on the flagstones of the gallery, trying to claw each other’s eyes out, while the gallery quickly filled up with shouting observers lured out of their rooms by the noise. The attendants

path the handle had was when it was pointed outward at ninety degrees to the door. If he pulled too far then there was no way to get the bolt down again. This was a one-time-only opportunity for freedom. Sherlock stopped pulling while there was still some play in the thread. He wanted to pull further, but he knew he shouldn’t. Time to try the other thread now, and pray that it worked. Keeping the tension on the first thread, he pulled on the second one, which ran horizontally around the edge of

path the handle had was when it was pointed outward at ninety degrees to the door. If he pulled too far then there was no way to get the bolt down again. This was a one-time-only opportunity for freedom. Sherlock stopped pulling while there was still some play in the thread. He wanted to pull further, but he knew he shouldn’t. Time to try the other thread now, and pray that it worked. Keeping the tension on the first thread, he pulled on the second one, which ran horizontally around the edge of

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