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The Adventure of the Speckled Band Chapter Summary & Analysis - Section 6 Summary

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Section 6 Summary

What caught Holmes eye at the end of Section 5 was a small dog leash hanging on a corner of Dr. Roylott's bed. The leash was tied up in the shape of a small hangman's noose. Holmes has apparently drawn an evil conclusion from this bit of evidence. With a grim look on his face, he requests permission from Helen to have another look at the lawn.

Out on the lawn, Holmes paces in silence for a while. Watson and Helen pace quietly by his side, not wanting to break his train of thought. Finally he speaks. Holmes tells Helen she must follow his advice to the letter; her life depends upon it. When she promises to do so, he lays out his plan. Holmes points to the village inn, the Crown, which is visible from the lawn outside the bedroom windows. He and Watson will wait in...

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