The Hound of the Baskervilles - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

Watson reacts to Holmes's sudden appearance by feeling a sense of responsibility lifted from off his shoulders. Holmes says he knew it was Watson in his hut because he recognized his cigarette ashes when he was walking outside.

Watson feels slighted. Surely Holmes trusted him to handle the situation in Baskerville Hall. Perhaps all his hard work and reports to Holmes were nothing but a waste. Holmes replies that he has read over Watson's reports many times and that Watson has been invaluable to him. He has had to go into hiding to close in on the murderer.

The two friends next talk about Watson's meeting with Laura Lyons. Holmes says that Lyons and Stapleton have been very close and intimate; in fact, Lyons believes that Stapleton will marry her. This is impossible because Stapleton is actually married to the woman posing as his sister. Of course...

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