The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound of the Baskervilles book cover
Start Your Free Trial

How does Holmes respond when Dr. Mortimer tells him that he and others in the area believe a supernatural creature is loose on the moors and killing people?

Expert Answers info

kateanswers eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2016

write900 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Science

At first, Holmes is surprised that Dr. Mortimer-- a "man of science--" has suggested that a supernatural being is the killer of the late Sir Charles Baskerville. He even asks Dr. Mortimer whether he really believes in this spectral hound. Dr. Mortimer says that he does not know what to believe because the beast...

(The entire section contains 170 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

Further Reading:

check Approved by eNotes Editorial