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The Adventure of the Three Students starts off with Mr Sherlock Holmes residing in a lodge nearby a university His friend Mr Hilton Soames who teaches at the school comes to him with an urgent matter He explains the Fortescue Scholarship contest that the university is holding In order to win you have to be able to translate a large Greek passage into English Since being able to see the passage before the test would give students a huge unfair advantage Mr Soames has to keep the test under high security Unfortunately he had made plans to meet with a friend He left the papers on his desk and locked the door When he came back about an hour later the papers were scattered across the room and showed obvious signs that they were tampered with In order to keep the exam fair he needed Mr Holmes help to catch the cheater Mr Holmes asked the professor many questions and went to check out his place A key that belonged to Bannister the professors servant was in the door handle After searching the room Sherlock narrowed the suspects down to the servant and three students Daulat Ras a quiet student whose weak subject is Greek Gilchrist an very poor and hardworking athlete and Miles McLaren a brilliant student who was caught up in a card scandal After interrogating the suspects Holmes concluded that the cheater was indeed Gilchrist After confronting him Gilchrist confessed and explained the entire incident Throughout the story Sherlock narrows down his suspect by using his observation skills For example he realized to be able to know that the test were lying on the desk the person would have had to be able to look through the window Since the cheater would have to be over six feet tall to see into the window this helps narrow down the suspects Also the black rubber left behind throughout the professors room looked like
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