Friday, November 30, 2007

February 2008 Meeting

“Watson – I perceive you’ve spilled something on your waistcoat again.”
— something Sherlock Holmes does not say in “The Adventure of the Second Stain”

This is to spill the beans about the Winter 2008 meeting of The Amateur Mendicant Society of Detroit – to which you are most cordially invited.

Saturday, February 2, 2008 6:30 PM
British Commonwealth Club, 30088 Dequindre Rd., Warren
(between 12 & 13 Mile Roads)
Club phone: (586) 751-9560

As part of the evening’s festivities, the brief Canonical discussion will concern “The Adventure of Second Stain,” a case brought to Holmes’ attention by the Prime Minister. It concerns a murder, a missing document of vital importance and a bloodstained carpet. Extra credit to those who actually read the story.

After the usual toasts and a fine buffet of English fare, the main course will be a presentation by Baker Street Irregular and Gasogene Emeritus Roy Pilot on the use (and misuse) of various drugs during the Victorian era. Pilot’s monograph is entitled “Why A Seven-Percent Solution?” Find out how Watson was mistaken (as usual) when, in “A Study in Scarlet,” he observed of Holmes:

“…I might have suspected him of being addicted to the use of some narcotic, had not the temperance and cleanliness of his whole life forbidden such a notion.”

For the Mendicant meal & merriment, mail a check for $25 per person by Tuesday, Jan. 29 to:

Edward F. Stein, A.M.S.

The buffet dinner will consist of roast chicken, potatoes and a tossed salad or English steak pie, potatoes and a tossed salad. Rolls, dessert, coffee/tea are included. There will also be a cash bar.

Respectfully submitted,
Robert Musial, Tantalus

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