The Adventure of the Speckled Band Setting & Symbolism

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Stoke Moran

The ancestral home of the Roylott family; once, a vast estate boasting many acres and a beautiful mansion. Over the years the irresponsible Roylott heirs have whittled the estate down to a few seedy acres, and the mansion itself has become old and decrepit. In 1883, at the time the story takes place, only one wing of the house is inhabitable. Dr. Grimesby Roylott and his stepdaughters, Helen and Julia, live together in this wing. It is here, in a locked bedroom, that Julia's murder takes place.

Baker Street

The residence and offices of Sherlock Holmes. It is a comfortable apartment with a large sitting room where Holmes conducts his business and does some of his best thinking. Prior to Watson's marriage, the two friends shared these rooms, and Watson still drops in often to visit. The landlady is a kindly woman who provides food for the...

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