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Language And Structure Of Sherlock Holmes' Stories

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Language and Structure of Sherlock Holmes' Stories

In "The veiled lodger" Holmes is passed on a message by a landlord,
from a tenant. It said do you wish to find out what really happened to
Mr. Render. When Holmes and Watson got to the house they find out that
the tenant was Mrs. Render. They also found out that Mr. Render did
not die the way they originally thought, which was being attacked by a
lion, but it was a murder carried out by Mrs. Render and her lover
called Leonardo. They did this because of the way that Mr. Render
treated Mrs. Render, he would abuse her when she commented on how he
had other women. They made the murder look like it was a lion from the
circus attacking him, by using a club with nails attached, to look
like claws but the plan went wrong. They managed to attack Mr. Render
but when Mrs. Render opened the loins cage to let the lion loose from
the cage the smell of blood had sent it wild and it turned on Mrs.
Render.

"The Speckled Band" is about a family of two sisters and their step
father. The mother had died and left a sum of money in the step
fathers possession to keep the whole family going. When the daughters
gets married some of the money was to go to them, so that the money in
the end will be split three ways between them. When one daughter does
get engaged she starts to notice strange occurrences, like a low
whistle early in the morning about three am which is not normal. She
then dies in mysterious circumstances and the case was never solved.
When the second of the daughters got engaged she had to move into her
sisters old room as her room was supposedly being decorated, she too
started to hear a low whistle early in the morning. She then comes and
finds Holmes and explains her situation she asks him to investigate
what is happening. Holmes looks at all the evidence and clues only to
discovers that the step father is planting a deadly snake in their bed
each night and then calls it back after so long using a whistle and
milk. The plan was that the snake would bite the daughters and then he
could call the snake back before someone could see it.

In "The silver blaze" Holmes is called to investigate the murder of a
man and the where abouts of a lost racing horse. When Holmes gets to
the site he notices something even before he has left the carriage, he
stays sat down quiet for a moment and when he gets up he doesn't say
what it was he noticed, which was that some of the sheep seemed to be
lame. When the case is closed he then reveals what he found and how he
got his conclusion. What actually happened was the victim had drugged
the stable boy and taken the horse out in to the moors, where he
attempted to take a nick out of a bone of the horse so that would be
paralysed . It would therefore lose it's next race. He did this
because he had a bet...

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