The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Study Guide Section 4, The Boscombe Valley Mystery Summary & Analysis

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The story begins with Watson having breakfast with his wife when he receives a telegram from Sherlock Holmes asking him to join Holmes on a mystery for a couple of days. Watson, after asking his wife if she will mind his absence, heads off to join Holmes at the railway station. While on the train, the two discuss the mystery, of which Watson has read some in the paper. The case takes place in Boscombe valley in the countryside and involves a man named John Turner, a man named McCarthy, and McCarthy's son. Turner and McCarthy evidently knew each other from their time in Australia and Turner had made a lot of money in Australia, enough to buy a large estate and McCarthy lived on a part of it.

On June 3rd, the Monday before the trip, Charles McCarthy...

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