Sherlock Holmes is asked by Susan Cushing if he could attempt to locate her sister, Mary Browner, recently married to a seaman, Jim Browner. She's worried that something may have happened to her and refuses to accept that she may have run off with another man. Holmes isn't interested in the case and offers to refer her to a missing persons agency. He is drawn into a case by Scotland Yard when the same Susan Cushing who sought to engage him receives two human ears in a box. Susan is convinced that they were sent by a lodger, a medical student whom she recently evicted for dallying with another sister, Sarah. There's now been a falling out between those sisters and Sarah is running a local mission house. Holmes isn't so sure that the ears were sent by the medical student and as he looks more deeply into the case, determines there is a connection between that occurrence and the third missing sister, Mary.
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What is the meaning of it, Watson? What is the object of this circle of misery and violence and fear? It must have a purpose. Or our universe has no meaning and that is unthinkable. But what purpose?
is humanity's great problem to which reason, so far, has no answer.
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Music by Franz Xaver Gruber
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