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"The Hound Of The Baskervilles" By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. .

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The Hound Of The BaskervillesSir Arthur Conan DoyleThe Berkley Publishing Group174 pagesThis book kept me always questioning and wondering. I could not put the book down. I have always loved Sherlock Holmes books. I greatly admire the great detective and his unnatural sleuthing abilities. Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, and Sir Henry Baskerville were the main Characters of the book.Sherlock Holmes is a world famous detective. He has a knack for deducting conclusions from small details, which make his detective abilities almost seem unnatural. In this story he did not share everything he knew with Watson until the end. I think he was giving Watson an opportunity to figure it out on his own.Dr. Watson is Mr. Holmes' assistant. He strives hard to impress Mr. Holmes. He is a lot of help to Sherlock Holmes in this story. He plays a big role in the outcome of this story. Because of Mr. Holmes' apsents he takes the lead role in solving the crime in this story.Sir Henry Baskerville became the heir to the Baskerville fortune when his uncle Sir Charles Baskerville died of a heart attack. The events surrounding Sir Charles Baskerville's death make Sir Henry fear for his life. Sir Henry is described as being a young man with a quick mind. He also shows a lot of bravery in this story. Because of Mr. Holmes' apsents he becomes Dr. Watson's assistant in solving the mystery.This story took place in London in the 1800's. The story mainly takes place in or around Baskerville Hall. The crime was committed in the famous yew alley of Baskerville Hall. Baskerville Hall is depicted as being a gloomy, dark, mysterious place. The 19th century atmosphere is shown in the cobblestone streets and the mode of transportation, trains and walking.Baskerville Hall helps make the mood of the book that of suspense and mystery. The house is described as glimmering like a ghost. The house has poor lighting adding to the illusion of danger and evil. The rainy weather also added to the dark mood, by making everything dark even during the day.I think the first important event in the plot of the story was the arrival of Dr. Mortimer at Sherlock Holmes's house. When he read the legend of the hound of the Baskervilles, Mr.Holmes did not seem to be very interested. Then Dr. Mortimer read an article about the death of Sir Charles Baskerville. When Dr. Mortimer expressed his concern for Sir Henry, Holmes decides to take the case.The Next mourning Dr. Mortimer brings Sir Henry to Mr. Holmes' to meet him. Sir Henry explains to Mr. Holmes that he received a letter that day. It warned him to stay away from the moor. The letters where cut out on the Times. Then he tells him that one of his new boots had been stolen.Sherlock Holmes learns that a murder has escaped from prison. Holmes had taken special interest in the murders case when he was first arrested. Holmes is warned that they are in danger, with the murder on the loose.Mr. Watson decides to take a walk. On his way back he meets Mr. Stapleton,...

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