The Hound of the Baskervilles - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Watson has established two things: (1) that Laura Lyons was to have met Sir Charles at ten o'clock by yew alley; and (2) the new stranger on the moor lives near the stone huts. He decides to visit Laura Lyons in Coombe Tracey and that the meeting will go better without Sir Henry being there. Laura Lyons is surprised to see a stranger when Watson arrives. She is working at a Remington typewriter. Watson's first impression is one of beauty; but at second glance, Laura has a coarseness and hardness that mars her features.

Watson begins by saying that he is acquainted with her father, Frankland. Laura replies her father has disowned her and without Sir Charles's help, she would be totally destitute by now. Then Watson questions Laura about the night of Sir Charles's death. At first she is shocked and refuses to answer. She then replies she...

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