• Holmes and Watson take turns deducing characteristics of the man who left behind a walking stick.
• Watson is mostly wrong; Holmes is mostly right.
• The man, Dr. Mortimer, returns to collect his stick and presents a problem to Holmes.
• Watson and Holmes learn of the curse of the Baskervilles.
• Dr. Mortimer tells the two men about the circumstances around Sir Charles's death, including finding a hound's prints by the body.
• After being questioned by Holmes about the night of Sir Charles's death, Dr. Mortimer reveals that what he really needs is Holmes's advice on what to tell the heir, Sir Henry.
• Holmes is left alone to ponder the case and later tells Watson it is becoming clear to him.
• Sir Henry receives a letter warning him to stay away from the moor.
• Holmes and Watson try to unsuccessfully tail a man with a fake...
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