Hound Of The Baskervilles

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Hound Of The Baskervilles Setting - About 1884-85, most of story takes place at Baskerville Hall in Devonshire. The introduction and the conclusion of this classic mystery occur at Sherlock Holmes' residence on Baker Street in London. Plot - We begin our story on Baker Street where Holmes and Watson talk to James Mortimer. He gives him the history of the Baskerville family starting with Hugo, the first victim of the hound, all the way up to the most recent slaying, of Sir Charles Baskerville. The next of kin is notified and he is to carry on the family legacy and live his remaining years at Baskerville hall in Devonshire. Now of course this was the place whereupon Sir Charles Baskerville was slayed by this vicious hound. As the story begins to develop, Holmes sends Watson to Devonshire with Sir Henry to gather information on the recent murder. During his inquires he came across many figures, there was a Mr. & Miss Stapleton who were naturalists and also lived on the moor. They portrayed themselves as brother and sister, but as you will find out later, they were more intimate than that. At about this time, a convict escaped who was referred to as "The Notting Hill Criminal", his real name though was Selden Barrymore. One night while Watson and Sir Henry were in the Hall, they observed Mr. Barrymore (the Butler) sending signals through the window using a candle. Through questioning he divulged that he was really doing a favour for his wife for the escaped criminal was his brother in-law. Baffled by this Sir Henry and Watson went to go and arrest this villain, they reached him in time, but Selden managed to evade the authorities once more. Through remenents of a letter written to Sir Charles Baskerville prior to his death, it was written by a Miss Laura Lyons from Coombe Tracey. She wrote this letter to finance her divorce and seeing how Sir Charles was a nice man she thought he would agree. The meeting was in Yew Alley in front of the gate at around 2am.

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