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The Hound of the Baskervilles opens with a mini mysterySherlock Holmes and Dr Watson speculate on the identity of the owner of a cane that has been left in their office by an unknown visitor Wowing Watson with his fabulous powers of observation Holmes predicts the appearance of James Mortimer owner of the found object and a convenient entre into the baffling curse of the Baskervilles Entering the office and unveiling an 18th century manuscript Mortimer recounts the myth of the lecherous Hugo Baskerville Hugo captured and imprisoned a young country lass at his estate in Devonshire only to fall victim to a marauding hound of hell as he pursued her along the lonesome moors late one night Ever since Mortimer reports the Baskerville line has been plagued by a mysterious and supernatural black hound The recent death of Sir Charles Baskerville has rekindled suspicions and fears The next of kin the duo finds out has arrived in London to take up his post at Baskerville Hall but he has already been intimidated by an anonymous note of warning and strangely enough the theft of a shoe Agreeing to take the case Holmes and Watson quickly discover that Sir Henry Baskerville is being trailed in London by a mysterious bearded stranger and they speculate as to whether the ghost be friend or foe Holmes however announces that he is too busy in London to accompany Mortimer and Sir Henry to Devonshire to get to the bottom of the case and he sends Dr Watson to be his eyes and ears insisting that he report back regularly Once in Devonshire Watson discovers a state of emergency with armed guards on the watch for an escaped convict roaming the moors He meets potential suspects in Mr Barrymore and Mrs Barrymore the domestic help and Mr Jack Stapleton and his sister Beryl Baskerville neighbors A series of mysteries arrive in rapid succession Barrymore is
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