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In the book The Hound of the Baskervilles the detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Watson were asked to solve a mystery Although they were partners they had very different characters Holmes was intelligent yet arrogant and secretive while Watson admired Holmes for his wisdom observed Holmes and tried to learn from him Holmes was observant intelligent and rational while Watson admired Holmes yet he was sometimes irrational too In chapter one they were examining a walking stick and made assumptions about the owner The walking stick contained teeth marks and carvings of the initial of CCH Watson saw that and predicted the owner was a member of a hunting club as H stood for Hunt After Holmes carefully observed it he found most of them inaccurate CC stood for Charing Cross which was a name of a hospital So he concluded that CCH stood for Charing Cross Hospital where the stick was given to the owner when he retired from the hospital Also in chapter 4 Sir Henry received a strange letter in which the words inside were all cut out in newspaperp35 Watson couldnt see the significance of the sentence while the observant Holmes made many good assumptions from the letter He recognized that the words were come from the Times of the previous day observed from the kind of ink and paper He could even conclude that the sender posed to be an uneducated man that the address was printed in rough characters but Times were mostly read by educated man Also in chapter 12 p136 they discovered that Stapleton was the villain and Watson was being irrational and asked Holmes why they didnt seize him at once But Holmes replied to Watson that they couldnt prove that Stapleton did it and they had to come up with a plan to capture Stapleton or else he might escape From all the examples it showed that Holmes was rational and careful in
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