The Adventure Of The Speckled Band

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“The Adventure of the Speckled Band” In “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes is a detective that is attempting to resolve the mystery in which Helen Stoner’s sister mysteriously died on the night before her wedding. Dr. Watson is the loyal sidekick of Sherlock Holmes. Helen Stoner is a frightened woman who has come to Sherlock Holmes for assistance. Lastly, Dr. Roylott is Helen’s stepfather who has gone to jail numerous times due to homicide and other criminal activities. The story takes place at Helen Stoner’s house, Stoke Moran, in April 1883. It is initiated when Helen Stoner arrives at Sherlock Holmes’ house early in the morning; discussing how her sister Julia has mysteriously died. Sherlock decided Helen’s difficult situation was a serious matter, and Sherlock made plans to inspect the house Julia died in. Dr. Roylott was tracking Helen down when she visited Sherlock, and threatened Holmes to stay away from her, increasing the suspicion of the mystery. Sherlock Holmes feels that Dr. Roylott could be at the center of the mystery, due to the fact that he is an aggressive, abusive, and violent man. After talking to Helen, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson travel over to Stoke Moran. In the beginning, Sherlock attempts to break through the locks, confirming an intruder could not possibly obtain access to the house during the night. Sherlock inquiries about the bed being clamped to the floor, along with the purpose of the bell in…
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