The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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What evidence does Holmes use to solve the crime in The Hound of the Baskervilles?

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Holmes uses many kinds of evidence to solve the crime in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

1. Dr. Mortimer's testimony: Dr. Mortimer tells Holmes about the tale of the hound and that Sir Charles’s heart had been weak for some time. He also tells Holmes two things he has discovered near Sir Charles’s body: footprints of a huge hound and a cigar that has burned down. Besides, he mentions the change in Sir Charles’s footprints discovered by Barrymore. Based on this information, Holmes deduces that Sir Charles was waiting for someone that night when he saw a huge hound. He was frightened and started to run until his heart suddenly stopped.

2. Strange things that happened to Sir Henry: Two strange things happened to Sir Henry when he was still in London. One is that one of his new shoes was taken and put back; then an old shoe went missing and never showed up. This ensures to Holmes that the hound must be a natural and not a supernatural creature because apparently it needs to smell someone’s...

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