Holmes Goes Back to Whitechapel
Holmes should start his investigation at the Wasp’s Nest Pub. Talk to the bartender. He does not have much to tell you that you have not already heard, although he is grateful to have the journalist out of his establishment. Pick up the tongs on the counter. Talk to Bluto and find out that he left his sack in the building across the street from Finley’s boarding house. Go back and talk to Finley about the gas leak and how it started.
Look around the area outside of the boarding house. Find some lead pipes, some pieces of wood, a broken hammer, and a stick. Assemble the longer wooden sticks and boards to form the basis of the ladder. Combine the boards with the nails and then use the hammer on them. Get the rag from this area and use it on the barrel of water. Climb up the ladder and equip the mask. Search the abandoned building. The dead animals reveal that the gas leak occurred too quickly for the animals to escape. Find a welding tool and an iron bar. Use the iron bar to open the cabinet that contains the pipes.
Holmes finds the satchel behind the cupboard The leak must be repaired, but his makeshift mask will not keep him alive long enough. Go back out of the room and talk to Finley. He says that the tanners use such masks in their work.
Jump to the Cobbler’s shop. Try to talk to Abram. He refuses to talk to you, and Holmes says that he must find some way to earn the trust of the man. Use the map to go back to the Wasp’s Nest. The area of the loose floorboard you contained earlier contains a jewel with a letter of the Hebrew alphabet. You need to solve this slider puzzle to remove the jewel from the floor.
Move the 1 bottle up, the jewel left, the 3 spoon left, the 6 plate up, the 7 mirror up, the 8 wood right, the 10 plank down, the 11 spoon left,the 4 bottle down, the jewel right, the 11 spoon right, the 1 bottle down, the 2 plank down, the 3 spoon left, the 5 comb up, the 11 spoon right, the 2 plank down, the 1 bottle up, the jewel left, the 11 spoon left, the 4 bottle up, the 8 wood left, the 7 mirror down, the 11 spoon right, the jewel right, the 2 plank up, the 10 plank up, the 9 plate up, the 8 wood left, the 9 plate down, the 11 spoon left, the 5 comb down, jewel out.
Use the map to travel back to the cobbler’s shop. Use the jewel on him and he mentions that it belonged to someone who was attacked recently during the Leather Apron affair. Holmes asks if he has a heavy mask that prevents a person from breathing in toxic vapors. He does not have a tanner's mask, but his cousin who runs a pet shop does.
The pet shop now appears on the map. Go out the door and enter the business run by Isaac. Isaac says he does have the mask, but he dropped it in the snake cage. He also tells you that the snake stick he uses to handle the snake is broken. Holmes mentions that the items he needs may be available in the cobbler’s shop.
Visit Abraham the cobbler again. Pick up tongs, rope, and a hook. Combine the three items in your inventory to get the snake hook. Go back to the pet shop and get a few cages. Put the large square one on the ground by the cage. Use the hook on the snake to remove it. Take the snake out and talk to the Abram Solomonovitch again. He agrees to let you have the tanner's mask.