The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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In The Hound of the Baskervilles, what is Dr Watson trying to find out by questioning the postmaster?

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Watson is trying to find out whether a telegram that Holmes previously sent to Barrymore from London was delivered to him personally. It is important to find this out as it will establish whether or not Barrymore was at Baskerville Hall at that time and not in London following Sir Henry, as Holmes suspects he might have been. These...

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