The master sleuth must deal with the menace of Charles Augustus Milverton, an art dealer who has a profitable sideline as a blackmailer with much of London's high society in his grip. Unfortunately, he is no amateur at his line of work and Holmes must use all his cunning and skill in some risky operations to foil this criminal. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <email@example.com>
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This story features scenes from an all-male production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado. See more
When the maid comes into Milverton's study, she says, "I'm here to light the fire." A housemaid or scullery maid would never speak to the master of the house without being spoken to first. And when he tells her not to light the fire and just to leave, she replies, "Oh. Okay." Most likely she would not say anything, or might say, "Yes, sir." But she would never say "okay" (which is probably anachronistic in British speech in any case). See more
One must play one's cards as best one can when such a stake is on the table.
Music by Claude Debussy
Lyrics by Paul Bourget
Henry G. Chapman (translation) See more