I’m having what can only be described as an abysmal day at work. This led me to wonder:
What is Holmes’s very worst day in the canon?
There are several possibilities, of course. I’m inclined to pick the day Holmes learns that he has lost his client in “The Five Orange Pips.” His realization of his mistake in “The Adventure of the Yellow Face” is another contender, though he seems to take that one in stride pretty well. To me, days of failure are some of the best contenders for Holmes’s “worst” because he hates to be wrong, but there are certainly other possible perspectives.
What do you think? What is Sherlock Holmes’s worst day ever? Let me know in the comments.