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Plot in The Hound of the Baskervilles

Plot Examples in The Hound of the Baskervilles:

Chapter I

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"you make your own cigarettes..."   (Chapter I)

Holmes probably refers to a slight yellowing on Mortimer's forefinger, indicating a nicotine stain.

"To James Mortimer, M.R.C.S., from his friends of the C.C.H.,” was engraved upon it, with the date “1884..."   (Chapter I)

Watson tries to use the band on the walking stick to deduce Mortimer's purpose and occupation, but as usual he is a bit off even when he tries to mimic Holmes.

"the long s and the short..."   (Chapter II)

Holmes refers to the form of s that looks like a modern lower-case *f (*which he calls the "long s").

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