Essay about The Adventure Of The Speckled Band By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" In "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes investigated the mysterious death of Helen Stoner 's sister and Dr. Roylott 's stepdaughter in Stoke Moran, the Roylott family manor. Julia Stoner died a fortnight before she would wed. Julia 's death was ruled by natural causes by the local coroner. Helen was fearful for her life as well, for she would be wed to her fiancé in six weeks. Helen Stoner was brought to Sherlock Holmes and his assistant, Dr. John Watson, two years later in mid-April, 1883 when she heard a low whistle in the midst of the night. This whistle was a sound previously described by her late sister; although, her sister had heard a loud metal clang after the whistle sounded. Helen stayed awake for the rest of the night and anxiously went on her way to the Holmes 's residence in search of an answer. Helen was in desperate need of both Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson 's investigational skills. Both Helen and Holmes were anxious for the investigation to begin. Holmes and Dr. Watson planned to visit the Roylott manor, Stoke Moran, later that day when Dr. Roylott would not be home. Although their plan was devious, Dr. Roylott was clever. He tracked Helen 's steps to Holmes ' living quarters, where the meeting was held. As soon as Helen left, a new visitor barged in. Dr. Roylott attempted to intimidate Holmes and Dr. Watson away from the case. Having this meeting brought the detectives…

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