The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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What did Sir Henry give to Barrymore?

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The Baskervilles' faithful retainer Barrymore and his good lady wife are soon to leave service to start their own business using the money bequeathed to them by Sir Charles. But before they do, they're involved in some mysterious goings-on.

While staying at Baskerville Hall, Dr. Watson is woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of a woman crying. When Barrymore is asked about it the next morning, he flatly denies that it was his wife who was crying, but Watson can see just by looking at Mrs. Barrymore's face that her husband's not telling the truth.

To complicate matters, when Watson goes to the village post office, he finds out that the recent telegram to Barrymore was actually picked by his wife, not him. This means that Barrymore could well have been the man whom Holmes and Watson recently saw following Sir Henry Baskerville and Dr. Mortimer in London.

When Sir Henry speaks to him about the telegram, Barrymore immediately takes offense at the implication of impropriety. To placate him, Sir Henry gives Barrymore a bundle of old clothes that he no longer needs. Later on, a convict by the name of Selden will be found dead on the moors, apparently savaged to death by the hound of the Baskervilles. As he's wearing Sir Henry's old clothes, it's initially assumed that the dead man is indeed Sir Henry himself.

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