The Hound of the Baskervilles Setting & Symbolism

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

An ancient story curses the Baskerville family. One of their ancestors was mauled to death by a phantom dog because he was a wicked man. Legend has it that no Baskerville man should roam the moors at night because of this evil hound.

Dr. Mortimer's stick

In Chapter 1 Dr. Mortimer leaves his walking stick at 221B Baker Street. Holmes and Watson take turns deducing facts about the doctor's life just by looking at the stick.

Sir Henry Baskerville's boots

Sir Henry puts out two pair of boots to be cleaned by hotel personnel; one boot of each pair is stolen. One of the boots gets returned but Stapleton keeps the other to use to give his hound Sir Henry's scent.

221 B Baker Street

Holmes and Watson met through a newspaper advertisement several years ago when Watson advertised for a roommate to share rooms...

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