Written by Naina Mahajan, a grade 6 student
The Hound of the Baskervilles deals with an absorbing mystery that brings with it many twists and turns.
The wit and acumen of the great detective Sherlock Holmes, along with his outstanding powers of deduction, saves the lives of many innocent people. It’s narrated by Sherlock Holmes’s friend and partner in crime-solving, Dr. Watson.
Dr. James Mortimer arrives at the residence of the great detective, to claim his walking stick which he had left behind. He narrates how his patient and friend, Sir Charles Baskerville was brutally killed supposedly by the Baskerville Hound, and he also explains the Curse of the Baskervilles and how it first started with Hugo Baskerville who was very evil.
He was killed out on the moors in Devonshire, by a hound whose eyes were blood-red and whose growl was blood-curdling. Ever since then, each and every descendant of Hugo Baskerville lived in fear of meeting his death at the hands (or rather the paws) of the dreadful hound.
After receiving a visit from Dr. James Mortimer and being told about Sir Henry Baskerville who is the late Sir Charles’s nephew, and closest living relative, Sherlock Holmes decides to send Watson to Devonshire to keep Sir Henry from any harm until he is able to solve the intriguing case. Things start to unravel as Dr. Watson interrogates all Sir Henry’s neighbours, and his housekeepers – Mr. and Mrs. Barrymore. A perfect story for all mystery-lovers, this book has every single detail of Sherlock Holmes’s most famous mystery.
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