In "The Adventure of the Speckled Band," what clever, logical deductions did Holmes make to arrive at the correct conclusion about the murderer and the weapon? Name and explain two of them.
Sherlock Holmes often explains his reasoning to Watson at the end of a tale, after the mystery has been solved and the guilty party is either dead or has been taken off to jail. Another good example is found in "The League of Red-Headed Man." In "The Adventure of the Speckled Band ," Holmes explains his reasoning after Dr. Roylott has been killed by his own snake. Part of Holmes' explanation includes the most important clues and the deductions derived from them. Holmes admits that he was somewhat on the wrong track until he was able to examine the room in which Helen Stoner was sleeping and the...
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