The Adventures Of The Speckled Band

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"The Adventures of the Speckled Band" Essay

"The Adventures of the Speckled Band", by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a mysterious story in which a detective, Sherlock Holmes, investigated the strange happenings that had occurred in
Stoke Moran Manor during 1883 in England. It all began with a woman named Helen Stoner who visited Sherlock, and his assistant Dr. Watson. Once they listened intently, Helen explained how her sister Julia died years ago on the eve of her wedding. Helen was frightened for her life, with her own impending wedding. The mood was anxious while the tone was serious, as Helen’s story became darker. When her sister died, the only clues she left behind before her sudden death were that she saw a 'speckled band ' and heard constant whistles in the night, which Helen heard as well. The evidence had momentarily led Sherlock to believe that gypsies had murdered her. Helen 's stepfather, Dr. Roylott seemed to be an awfully suspicious character, especially considering his hot temper and background of committing crimes, including killings; furthermore, there was proof that Dr. Roylott had handled Helen viciously, leaving marks on her wrist. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson concluded that the matter was indeed serious; therefore they decided to take action that day by analyzing more clues at the Manor itself. Nobody was aware of the trouble that lurked outside the front door.
Sherlock and Dr. Watson investigated the wills that Ms. Stoner 's mother left behind; all of a…
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