The Hound of the Baskervilles - Chapter 16 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 Summary

Sherlock Holmes gave the following summary of the case to Dr. Watson a few months later. Stapleton was the son of Sir Rodger Baskerville, who was Sir Charles's brother. Sir Rodger spent most of his life in Central America, where he married and had one son (Stapleton). Stapleton married Beryl Garcia. After stealing a fortune, he changed his name to Vandeleur and went to England, where he established a school in the east of Yorkshire.

Stapleton developed an international reputation as an entomologist. He moved to Devonshire with the intention of getting his family's fortune. He became a friend and neighbor to Sir Charles and Dr. Mortimer, who told him about Sir Charles's bad heart. He came up with the plan to use the family legend of the hound to kill Sir Charles. At first Stapleton wanted his wife to lure Sir Charles into a love trap...

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