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Summary Of The Adventure Of The Speckled Band

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“The Adventure of the Speckled Band”

The way that people process, and put together information, is always going to be different than the person next to them. The story “ The Adventure of the Speckled Band” has been written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the perspective of Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holme’s loyal companion, because it make the reader think more, since it took him more time to process and put the information together than it did for the clever Sherlock Holmes. In fact, Dr. Watson takes a bit longer to process and piece together the clues in the story which results in a buildup of suspense for the reader.

In the text, Sherlock is very quick at observing little details that people mostly do not notice the first time they see it unless shown to a very observant person, such as Sherlock Holmes. One example of this is the quote of“‘’You have done wisely,’ said my friend. ‘But have you told me all?”’Yes, all.” “Miss Roylott, you have not. You are screening your stepfather.” “Why, what do you mean?” For answer Holmes pushed back the frill of black lace which fringed the hand that lay upon our visitor’s knee. Five little livid spots, the marks of four fingers and a thumb, were printed upon the white wrist.”” (Doyle 7) Without even seeing her wrist this shows that Sherlock deduced that Dr. Roylott hid something suspicious, and so he kept on avoiding discussing Helen Stoner, so that Dr. Roylott wouldn’t have the confirmation that she had been there. In
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