Reggie for taking notes for our February 11th meeting.
Meeting of The Naval Treaty - February 11,
1. The meeting was held at
3:00 PM at St. Paul's Church in Crownsville, Maryland. Seven people
were present. In the absence of Lynn Whitall, the meeting was
chaired and the discussions were coordinated by Marc Gluck, who also
donated quiz prizes.
2. Thanks were expressed
by all to Lynn Whitall and her family for hosting the January birthday
meeting at her house.
3. Two Holmes sightings
were reported, Sherlock Gnomes, an upcoming movie, and anappearance of Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle in the comic strip Kidtown on February 11, 2018.
4. A discussion was held
about the next TNT meeting and the story to be discussed. Sunday
April 15 and "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton" were proposed.
5. A quiz on "The
Adventure of the Retired Colourman", the story of the present meeting, was
held. The quiz consisted of seven questions, one from each person
present. First prize was won by Megan Homme and second prize by
6. Questions donated by
Lynn Whitall and others were discussed. These covered topics such as
the mood of Holmes at the beginning of the story, whether Mr. Josiah
Amberley committed pre-meditated murder, and the nature of the sharp
remarks Holmes made to Dr. Watson in the story.
7. The opinions of those
present were divided as to the quality of the story, some enjoying it and
others rating it lower. 8. The meeting ended around 4:30 PM.