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A zenei betétek Balázs L. Egon munkái.
The Yellow Face:
Grant Munro was a happy, prosperous man. He had a good income, a nice villa in the country, and a loving devoted wife whom he loved dearly in return. Then, suddenly, his world seems to come crashing about his ears, and he found himself discussing his most private affairs with two complete strangers — Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John H. Watson.
It all started when his wife asked for #163;100. He was startled, for that was quite a sum of money in those days. When he asked what it was for, his wife Effie was evasive and said she couldn’t tell him right then. But it was her money, even though she had given it all over to him when they married, and so he gave her the #163;100. Soon after, a vacant cottage across the street from his villa was occupied, and when he went over to offer neighbourly assistance he was rudely rebuffed.
That very night, he told his wife that the cottage was occupied. At three in the morning, he awakened to find his wife stealthily getting dressed. He pretended to be asleep and heard her go out the front door. When she returned some twenty minutes later, Grant Munro gave up all pretence of being asleep and asked her where she had gone. And for the first time in their married life, Effie lied to him.
The next day Grant Munro went for a walk to clear his thoughts. As he passed by the cottage he saw a strange, rigid, yellow face peering out at him from an upstairs window. And who should walk out of the cottage but Effie. It was only after she pleaded with him that he agreed not to go into the cottage to see who was there, but he made her promise she wouldn’t visit the cottage again. But he kept seeing the strange yellow face in the same window, and Effie did go back to the cottage again. This time he rushed into the cottage, but found it deserted. Her breach of faith caused him to leave her, and he found himself with Holmes and Watson, spilling out his unhappy story.
Holmes and Watson felt that blackmail was involved. But was there? Who or what was the creature in the window, and why was Effie Munro apparently shielding it?
The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire:
A XVIII. század végén Lamberley faluban rátalálnak egy Janet Burrows nevű fiatal lányra; szerencsétlennek vér ömlik tátongó nyaksebéből. Még a falusiak fülében cseng a lány halálsikolya, ahogy a helyi arisztokratához, Lord St. Clairhez vonulnak, és hamuvá égetik a kastélyával együtt. Több mint száz évvel később egy magas férfi rózsát dob Janet Burrows sírjára. A neve John Stockton, és a meggyilkolt Lord leszármazottja.
Azon az estén Stockton együtt vacsorázik a falu másik új lakójával, Bob Fergusonnal. Ferguson éppen fiúcsecsemője keresztelőjének előkészítésével van elfoglalva, de a sors úgy hozza, hogy ez soha nem valósulhat meg. Másnap reggel tragédia sújt le a családra – Ferguson gyermekét holtan találják.
Négy nappal később Lamberley lelkésze beszámol a történtekről Holmesnak, és kifejti gyanúját, mely szerint Stocktonnak köze van a baljós eseményekhez. Azt azonban elmulasztja közölni, hogy a St. Clair családot vámpíroknak tartották!
Vajon létezik racionális magyarázat az esetre? Vagy a falu papja csupán egy feldúlt öregember, aki megnyugvásra vágyik? Csak Holmes és Watson látogatásával oldódhat meg a rejtély. =http://sherlockholmes.uw.hu/ Sherlock Holmes rajongói oldal
We present here a Sherlock Holmes story, in which the great detective of Baker Street is presented with a case that touches on things unnatural. As usual, Holmes has a perfectly rational explanation.
The story was first published in The Strand Magazine in 1924, and collected in The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes – the last volume of Holmes stories to be published.
In common with several of the later stories, this tale is set in Sussex. Arthur Conan Doyle had moved to Windlesham, near Crowborough in Sussex in 1908, and used the rolling South Downs as an inspiration for his settings.
Like his creator, Holmes also retired to Sussex, to keep bees on the South Downs.
The Yellow Face – 30 min
The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire – 30 min