Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure Of The Speckled Band

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In the short story “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson help Helen Stoner on her very crucial case. Dr. Grimesby Roylott, the antagonist, and Helen’s stepfather, seems to be having a war with everyone around him, including Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Story takes place in April, 1883, in Stoke Moran, England. The story starts when Helen Stoner went to seek Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watsons’s help. Intrigued by the severity of the case Sherlock Holmes agreed to help her. “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” is a well written short story about how Sherlock Holmes solved the mysterious case of the “Speckled Band”.
Helen told Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson about her sister’s …show more content…

Watson made a plan with Helen that they would stay in a nearby hotel called the “Crown Inn”, and, after Dr. Roylott fell asleep, have Helen signal the two gentlemen with a light in her window. The two sleuths would sneak into the house and wait quietly for the whistle around 3 a.m. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson waited patiently in the corner of the room for the whistle to sound. Eventually, the time came around, and Sherlock Holmes saw a faint light through the ventilator and some movement in Dr. Roylott’s room. He also smelled burning oil and heated metal. That is when they heard the faint whistle coming from the other room. Sherlock Holmes immediately lit a match. and held up his cane to the ventilator to scare whatever was going through it. Sherlock heard a hiss, and then heard a very high- pitched scream come from Dr. Roylott’s room. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson raced over to the room, to find Dr. Roylott dead on the chair with a Swamp Adder (one of the deadliest snakes in India) curled up on his lap. The venom was so poisonous that he died within first ten seconds of being bitten. All of the interwoven and main conflicts in the story have been resolved by Dr. Roylott’s death. In the manor, when they were waiting for the whistle, the mood shifted from curious to petrified, and the tone changed from serious to

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