The Moor: A Mary Russell Novel - Chapters 18 through 26, Author's Note Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 18 through 26, Author's Note Summary

In chapter eighteen, Russell settles down to read. The book is written by Dr. Watson, Holmes' assistant who has lately become too elderly to help. She reads again about Sir Henry Baskerville who comes to the moor to claim his inheritance, Baskerville Hall. Russell catches what Homes had wanted her to find. It was noted that Ketteridge had bought Baskerville Hall complete, as it was from the previous owner. In the book, there's a reference to a portrait hanging in the dining room - a portrait that wasn't there when they'd visited Baskerville Hall. Holmes believes the portrait was removed in the hope that he wouldn't notice the resemblance of Scheiman to Stapleton Baskerville. Stapleton was heir to the estate and had disappeared during the Baskerville Hound case. Holmes says that he has never really believed that...

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