During the investigation in 'The Speckled Band' Holmes uses deductive reasoning to solve the murder. Please give five examples of...

During the investigation in 'The Speckled Band' Holmes uses deductive reasoning to solve the murder. Please give five examples of this.

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Sherlock Holmes discovers a myriad of clues to ascertain the guilt of Dr Roylott and his evil scheme.Here are a few of the key points.

 Firstly, he has a proclivity towards aggression. Helen says that he has a ‘violence of temper approaching to mania’ which indicates he is capable of murder.

 He has had a ‘long residence in the tropics’ which has given him chance to familiarise himself with the strange creatures therein. We are told he has ‘a passion also for Indian animals’ and keeps several on the property.

 Helen reveals the strange issue of the ‘whistle in the dead of the night’ which her sister Julia reported to her before her death, and which she hears before she contacts Holmes.

 Holmes discovers that Roylott would be destitute without his stepdaughters. –

 ‘if both girls had married, this beauty would have had a mere pittance, while even one of them would cripple him to a very serious extent.’

 Holmes expects that there have been adaptations to Helen’s room which will point to the source of the mystery. These three factors give him his final pieces to the puzzle-

 The lady could not move her bed. It must always be in the same relative position to the ventilator and to the rope -- or so we may call it, since it was clearly never meant for a bell-pull."

I hope this helps!

 

 

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