A long lost Sherlock Holmes short story has been unearthed and is garnering a fair amount of controversy. Did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle pen the 1,300 word adventure or not?
In 1902 in the Scottish town of Selkirk experienced a massive flood. A local wooden bridge over the river Ettrick had been destroyed and the town needed money to build a new traffic bridge. The famous author, who visited the area often, decided to help locals by contributing to the ‘Book o’ the Brig’ – ‘Brig’ meaning bridge – which was sold at the three-day bazaar two years later.
Almost 90 years after the book of short stories was written a local historian in Selkirk, Walter Elliot found the long lost Sherlock Holmes story. The Telegraph initially reported on the discovery and also published the entire book. Its worth checking out if you are a fan of the adventures of one of the most well known detectives in history.
The finding of the lost story is not without controversy. Did Sir Arthur Conan Doyle write the book, or was it penned by another person? A investigation is currently underway to try and determine the truth.
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