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Says the old manuscript Dr.

Mortimer reads to Holmes and Watson: Sir Charles Baskerville, a kindly older gentleman, recently died of a heart attack while running away from something that apparently hound of the baskervilles him, and Dr.

Mortimer reports that near him were the footprints of a gigantic hound. A Day in the Limelight: In many ways, this is Watson's novel, as Holmes hound of the baskervilles offstage for six of the novel's fifteen chapters and reappears only after Watson has already done much of the legwork.


Didn't Think This Through: In the Epilogue, Watson points out that Stapleton's scheme had one major flaw — how could he claim the Baskerville fortune without instantly raising suspicion on himself?

Holmes says that Hound of the baskervilles told him that her husband planned to either a go back to South America and claim the inheritance from there, b create another disguise to claim it, c engage some accomplice to claim it for him instead.

Stapleton also doesn't appear to have fully considered the potential consequences of using his own wife as the bait in a Honey Trapand that it might not be very pleasant to have to watch another man seduce his own wife.

Stapleton's treatment of Beryl, as she hound of the baskervilles and later Holmes expands on.

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When Watson notes that the otherwise calm and collected Elisa has been crying at night, he briefly wonders if Barrymore abuses her. It turns out she's crying because of Selden's situation instead. Even Evil Can Be Loved: Upon seeing her completely heartbroken reaction after Seldon is accidentally killed by the Hound, Watson comments "Evil indeed is the man who has not one hound of the baskervilles to mourn him.

Beryl doesn't quite fit under Even Evil Has Standardssince she mostly collaborates with her husband's schemes under a combination hound of the baskervilles physical abuse and what appears to be a form of Stockholm Syndrome to begin with.

Nevertheless, while she is willing to go along with many of his plans, she draws the lines at murder and does everything she can to prevent it.

How Sir Charles Baskerville was killed, since his heart gave up on him as he was fleeing in terror from the Hound. Frankland liked to sue people as a way of showing hound of the baskervilles his knowledge of law, including the more obscure points.

He was particularly proud of getting one man convicted of trespassing on his own property.

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Stapleton reacts poorly to Sir Henry's interest in Beryl which makes a lot more sense when we learn that she's his wife even though part of his plan to begin with is for her to act as a Honey Trap for him. Apparently he wasn't quite prepared for the reality of watching his wife seduce another man.

The Hound in the old Baskerville legend. Its modern counterpart turns out to have a more mundane origin, though no less threatening. Both female characters involved with the villain end up helping the heroes Beryl helps not just because of Henry's love, but as her revenge against the villain who treated her like shit for years, which smacks of The Dog Bites Back.

Laura Lyons is furious that Stapleton lied to her about the possibility of marrying her and used her to hound of the baskervilles kill Sir Charles, who she owed so much to hound of the baskervilles, and helps the heroes out of spite as much as anything else.

The villain forces his wife Beryl Stapleton to act as one for Sir Henry, pretending to everyone that she's his sister.

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