We are now discussing the final third of “The Hound of the Baskervilles

(chapters 11-15)

Dr. Watson travels to Coombe Tracey to interrogate Laura Lyons.

What do you think of his methods? Was he successful in gaining information from her? What do you think about Mr. Frankland?  Who did he spy with his roof-top telescope?

Dr. Watson finally discovers the identity of the man on the Tor. Who is he and what was Watson’s reaction?

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“Evil indeed is the man who has not one woman to mourn him.” Who was Holmes referring to?

We find Lestrade joining Holmes and Watson, who admits: “As long as I have my trousers I have a hip-pocket, and as long as I have my hip-pocket I have something in it.” What question did Holmes ask him to warrant such a response?

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(the above is a limited edition drawing by Kathryn White – 1994)

The next meeting of the SPBC will take place at our usual Hampton Place on Tuesday, November 3rd at 7:00pm

The question for the prize draw is:

What did Lestrade bring with him from London that proved helpful to both Sir Henry and Mrs. Stapleton?