Watson meets another neighbor, Mr. When she figures out that Watson is not Sir Henry Baskerville she refuses to tell Watson why it's so important for Sir Henry to leave Baskerville Hall. Frankland, a harmless man whose primary focus is on lawsuits. Under the threat of advancing fog, Watson, Holmes, and Lestrade lie in wait outside the Merripit House, where Sir Henry has been dining. The first entry is dated October 16th, the day after Watson and pursued on the moor.
Summary Chapter X: Extract from the Diary of Dr. They spy on Jack while he wines and dines Henry. The Hound of the Baskervilles was adapted for film numerous times, beginning with a silent German production in 1914. Though it requires him walking alone across the moor, Sir Henry agrees. He thereby realizes that Stapleton must be a Baskerville, who hopes to kill off the surviving family members so that he will inherit the fortune. Though surprised, he quickly recovers his composure and easily identifies Sherlock Holmes. When the couple returns to their room, Sir Henry and Watson go off to find the convict, despite the poor weather and frightening sound of the hound.
Stapleton comes by and appears visibly shaken to see a dead body that's not Sir Henry. Holmes is supposed to beat us to the punch in every instance; we are all supposed to have the same puzzle pieces, but only Holmes can fit them together. Certain that something insidious is afoot, Holmes sends Watson to Devonshire, where he is to accompany and protect Sir Henry while Holmes wraps up some business in London. Someone took one of his new brown boots and later on, one of his old black boots went missing. He decided to concentrate on this problem, hoping it would open doors to some of the other mysteries. The next of kin, the duo finds out, has arrived in London to take up his post at Baskerville Hall, but he has already been intimidated by an anonymous note of warning and, strangely enough, the theft of a shoe. Watson suspects that Stapleton lost his footing in the bog and wound up being sucked down, never to be seen again.
Themes Natural and supernatural; truth and fantasy As soon as Dr. When she hears that Stapleton has a wife, she tells Holmes everything: that Stapleton dictated the letter she sent to Sir Charles, that he then insisted that she not keep the appointment, and that he bullied her into keeping silent about Sir Charles' death. He's also aware of Watson's relationship with Holmes. Wowing Watson with his fabulous powers of observation, Holmes predicts the appearance of James Mortimer, owner of the found object and a convenient entrée into the baffling curse of the Baskervilles. It was signed with the initials L. Watson mentioned the initials L.
Mortimer says that Barrymore, the servant at Baskerville Hall, has a beard, and a telegram is sent to check on his whereabouts. However, he remains troubled by her manner in telling the story: she had turned pale, and had to be coaxed into admitting most of the details. Conan Doyle often gives Holmes the advantage, because he provides him with more information than we get. Holmes plans to trap Jack, who must've knocked off Charles by scaring him to death, and is planning something bad for Henry. This is another reason why one should pursue one detail at a time, rather than attempt to solve the mystery in one fell swoop. Mortimer hems and haws a little, but it's clear what he thinks: can a detective really help in what Mortimer is convinced are supernatural matters? Mortimer to bring Sir Henry Baskerville back to Baskerville Hall. His observations depended on secrecy, and feared that Watson couldn't help but give away Holmes' location.
He then runs off after a specimen, but Watson is not alone for long before Miss Stapleton approaches him. Entering the office and unveiling an 18th century manuscript, Mortimer recounts the myth of the lecherous Hugo Baskerville. At the end of the meeting, it is decided that, Holmes being tied up in London with other cases, Watson will accompany Sir Henry to the Hall and report back in detail. From the amount of wear and tear on the stick, Watson believes that Mortimer is an elderly country doctor who does most of his travelling by foot. He had clearly been fleeing something, and had fallen from a cliff in the process. They return to Stapleton's house to set up their trap.
The irony is of course that Stapleton will end up in a box or his name, to be more exact similar to the one in which he puts the very insects he studies. For instance, the hound would need to be fed. Mortimer says that he knows Holmes and Watson by reputation. They are looking at a walking stick that has been left behind by an unknown visitor the night before. When Sherlock Holmes looks into the mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville, strange events begin to take place in the creepy countryside. Watson examines a mysterious cane left in the office by an unknown visitor, and Holmes sits with his back facing his friend. Mortimer, Watson, and Sir Henry set off for Baskerville Hall the next day.
Mortimer believes that a hound has in fact killed Sir Charles, because he found a paw print near Sir Charles's corpse. GradeSaver, 24 February 2013 Web. Watson reports to Holmes that Sir Henry seems to be falling for Beryl Stapleton, which is upsetting Stapleton for some reason. Mortimer insists that this strange black dog is no wild or local dog. © Michael White Productions Based on a local of a spectral hound that haunted in , England, the story is set in the moors at Baskerville Hall and the nearby Grimpen Mire, and the action takes place mostly at night, when the terrifying hound howls for blood.