What are the meanings of the words heard by James McCarthy in The Boscombe Valley Mystery?


The words heard by James McCarthy were:

Cooee - a shout said in Australia to either attract attention or to reveal one's location;

"a rat" - the last words spoken by Charles McCarthy and the last syllables of Black Jack of Ballarat as Charles tried to reveal the true identity of John Turner.

Updated on April 10, 2018

Original Article:

Plot Summary of The Boscombe Valley Mystery
By Colin Quartermain