MAY 22 . Today we came across Lord Ashley and his wife at a game of chess. Lady Ashley is a great chess enthusiast, and her skill is at least equal to that of her husband.
"Ah, good morning, Holmes," said Lord Ashley at our approach. "We are in the midst of a most unusual game. No piece has moved from a white square to a black square nor from a black square to a white square."
"Ah, a monochromatic game," replied Holmes.
"Is that what you call it? Well, this is the only type of game Lady Ashley and I ever play. But this particular game, quite aside from being monochromatic, has been highly unusual."
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