The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Study Guide Section 11, The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet Summary & Analysis

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The story begins with Watson noticing a man rushing down the street towards the Baker Street apartment. He soon comes up in a huff and asks to speak to Holmes. The man is Alexander Holder, a banker in one of the largest banking firms in London. He tells Holmes of a nobleman who has recently come to his bank and asked for a large loan and as security has given the man the Beryl Coronet, an exquisite piece of jewelry that in known not only for its beauty and monetary but also for its historical value to England.

Fearing that the bank may not be safe, Holder takes the Coronet home with him where he lives with his son, his niece, and some servants. His son gambles at the clubs and always needs money. His...

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