Why did Sherlock Holmes say "Ha, this may save us a visit to Brixton Road," in "The Blue Carbuncle"?


Having just found out who had sold the Geese, i.e., Mrs. Oakshott of Brixton Road, Holmes and Watson observed a man asking the poultry dealer, Breckinridge, about the geese that had come from Mrs. Oakshott. Thus it was reasonable to assume that this was the man that they were after.

Updated on April 16, 2018

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Plot Summary of the Blue Carbuncle
By Colin Quartermain