“The Adventure of the Priory School”

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Title: The Adventure of the Priory School Collection: The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Year published: 1904 (January) Year set in:
Mystery: Why did a boy leave his school in the night and where is he?
Apparent crime: Abduction and murder Actual crime: Shown below (possible spoiler)
Summary: A boy at a boarding school and a teacher disappear in the middle of the night and cannot be found.

The son of Duke of Holdernesse disappears from his boarding school in the middle of the night along with a German schoolmaster. No trace of either person can be found.

Actual crime
Abduction and murder
Explanation (spoiler alert)

The boy had been kidnapped by the Duke's illegitimate son who hoped to persuade the Duke to make him the heir.

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Characters in this story (2)
Surname First name Title
Holmes Sherlock
Watson John Doctor

Locations in this story (2)
Location Town/City County
221b Baker Street London
Priory School Near Mackleton Derbyshire (?)

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Thorneycroft Huxtable Mackleton Duke Holdernesse Arthur Saltire Priory School James Wilder Heidegger Dunlop Palmer tyres cattle horseshoe Reuben Hayes Fighting Cock