The Hound of the Baskervilles - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

The next morning Watson remarks to Sir Henry that he heard a woman sob in the night. Sir Henry heard it too. Mrs. Barrymore has swollen eyes but denies that she has been crying. Watson suspects the Barrymores are the murderers because of this latest lie, and also because Barrymore has a beard like the passenger in the cabbie. Watson makes a check as to whether Barrymore got the telegram personally in his hands. The postmaster explains that he gave it to Mrs. Barrymore, who in turn gave it to Mr. Barrymore. This arouses Watson's suspicions all the more.

As he walks along a road near the manor, Watson hears footsteps behind him. It is Stapleton of Merripit House, a residence near Baskerville Hall. Stapleton inquires about Sir Henry. He is surprised that Sir Henry wants to live in Baskerville Hall after the terrible death of Sir...

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