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Seeking: Maid of all Work. Master of Arts required.
She thought she was there to observe and document the methods of the twenty-five-year-old Sherlock Holmes before he gained notoriety--
'Rooftop Robber Strikes Again!'
A barely noticed automaton; quiet, efficient, and unobtrusive--
'The partially clad body of a young girl was found Sunday morning at the London Dock.'
A remarkable opportunity for research in the field--
'Gilbert & Sullivan's comic opera, Perola, premieres at the Savoy Theatre.'
Bestowed upon her by a benefactor who has sold his soul--
'American Oil Tycoon, Henry Barstow, has begun annulment proceedings on behalf of his daughter Lady Henrietta Holbrook. Lord Merrill Holbrook's whereabouts still unknown.'
For a technology that only works if the devil he sold it to is sufficiently entertained.
'Dr Grimsley Roylott of Stoke Moran arrested in connection with suspicious deaths of his stepdaughters, Julia and Helen Stoner.'
The life of Sherlock Holmes is being written by another hand--
'Woman held captive for forty days, rescued. White slave gang suspected.'
And maid must become master if she wants to survive--
'Krakatoa explodes with a force of 1,300 megatons. Thousands perish.'
Because the devil loves a spectacle. The more blood, the better.
- Sherlock Holmes
- John Watson
- Rose Donnelly
- Mrs Hudson
- Mycroft Holmes
- Inspector Lestrade
- Professor Moriarty
- Shinwell Johnson
- Mrs Merriam
- Jack Hudson
- Gerard Cavendish
- Thomas Peerson Corkle / Mr Gra
- Lady Holbrook
- Lucius Maitland
- Harry Hughes
- Georgio L. Santelli
- Mrs Neekham
- Mrs O'Leary
- Constable McBride
- Stewart Ronaldson
- Detective Inspector Clarke
- Mr Pitty
- Chief Constable Morrison
- T. Evelyn Wickford
- Nigel Davies
- Mr Murray
- Kenneth Dalby
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