Sir Henry stops at the Stapleton cottage. Barrymore refuses to answer their questions, but Mrs. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.
In a fit of rage, he stabs her with a dagger. Sheridan Le Fanuwith the idea of introducing Holmes as the deus ex machina only arising later. Intrigued, Holmes meets with Sir Henry, newly arrived from Canada. Mortimer's desire is to have Holmes investigate the matter because he thinks Sir Henry is in danger.
Watson and Sir Henry pursue Selden on the moor, but he eludes them, while Watson notices another man on a nearby tor. Back in London, Holmes ties up the loose ends, announcing that the stolen shoe was used to give the hound Henry's scent, and that mysterious warning note came from Beryl Stapleton, whose philandering husband had denied their marriage so as to seduce and use Laura Lyons.
They find Selden Michael Mulcasterthe escaped convict. Holmes makes it a point of smoking to get the drug effects of nicotine, specifically seeking out the strongest brand of tobacco, and smoking so much of it in one scene that Watson can't see through the room.
Plot[ edit ] Dr. They hear a man scream and rush to investigate. It reminds Watson, "Under no circumstances allow Sir Henry to venture on the moor alone at night. Arthur Conan Doyle was apparently a family friend who often stayed there and may have been aware of a local legend of the hound of the Baskervilles.
Inside the room is Sir Henry reading a book. Furious, Sir Hugo sets the hounds on her trail, "The hounds: Watson speculate on the identity of the owner of a cane that has been left in their office by an unknown visitor.
Barrymore finds Selden's body, which had been moved from the night before. The text also spends a great deal of time describing her physical attractiveness. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free.
Stapleton rescues him, Cecile returns and helps.
The cart runs down the rails, hits a support beam and causes a cave in, trapping Holmes. Doing his best to unravel these threads of the mystery, Watson discovers that Barrymore's nightly jaunts are just his attempt to aid the escaped con, who turns out to be Mrs.
It is the missing portrait of Sir Hugo, showing his deformed hand, as a souvenir Holmes can add to his collection.
Watson, Holmes, and their peers consume wine in moderation. Who was the poor devil that died instead of me. She is leading Sir Henry to her father, the hound, and certain death.
When Watson opens a window to clear the smoke, Holmes tells him he can't think with the fresh air - he needs the thick smoke of the concentrated nicotine to focus on the case. That evening after everyone else has gone to bed, Sir Henry is joined by Dr. Watson can find no proof that Barrymore was in Devon on the day of the chase in London.
Sir Henry suffers a mild heart attack. Stapleton is actually married to the supposed Miss Stapleton, and he promised marriage to Laura Lyons to get her cooperation.
Beryl Stapleton, who turns out to be Jack's harried wife and not his sister, is discovered tied up in his house, having refused to participate in his dastardly scheme. Sir Charles was the eldest of three brothers; the youngest, black sheep Rodger, is believed to have died childless in South America, while Sir Henry is the only child of the middle brother.
Holmes asks the real reason for his visit. Sir Henry is in love with Cecile. Watson is awakened in the night to the sound of a woman moaning.
Inspiration[ edit ] His ideas came from the legend of Richard Cabell d. Thus began the curse of the Baskervilles.
Sex Besides being a murderer, the villain is both a wife-beater and a cad, as we learn by the end of the story that he's been making false promises of marriage to a woman in the district to advance his plans.
A candle burns near a window. The Stapletons, father and daughter, return Dr. The synopsis below may give away important plot points.
She gave him food and Sir Henry's clothes and used the candle as a signal. He seems to know a lot about the Hound and Sir Charles' fear of it. He's also aware of Watson's relationship with Holmes.
When Stapleton runs off to catch a butterfly, a woman suddenly approaches Watson, whom she mistakes for Sir Henry, and warns him to go back to London right away. Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles (Penguin Classics) I am someone who loves to read mystery, detective and spy stories so I thought I would try reading a Sherlock Holmes book as.
We spend Chapters 4 through 12 of this novel picking up about a million plot twists (only a slight exaggeration). Obviously, Holmes does not buy the ghost Hound story.
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Find a summary of this and each chapter of The Hound of the Baskervilles! Plot Summary Chapter Summaries Chapter 1 This chapter introduces some of the Gothic themes pervading the novel: a family curse, a paranormal force personified in a.
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