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Helen greets them eagerly upon the path. She is relieved to inform them that her stepfather has indeed gone to town and is not expected back before evening. Holmes tells her how he and Watson met Grimesby Roylott earlier that day. Helen is horrified to learn she was followed. She expresses her fear of what he might say to her when he returns and explains she's so afraid of him because he's smart and she never knows what he's planning. Holmes assures her that it is her stepfather who should be afraid, because now there's someone smarter than him on his trail. He warns Helen to lock her doors against him tonight in case he becomes violent with her. Wasting no time, Holmes asks to be shown directly to the wing where the bedrooms are.

The manor house is described as a grey crab-shaped building which has...

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