What points of interest does Holmes detect in Roylott's bedroom ?

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When Sherlock Holmes goes in to Dr Roylott’s room, he observes that it is very sparsely furnished.

A camp-bed, a small wooden shelf full of books, mostly of a technical character, an armchair beside the bed, a plain wooden chair against the wall, a round table, and a large iron safe were the principal things which met the eye.

Holmes is suspicious of the locked safe in the bedroom. The first strange item is a saucer of milk placed next to the safe. The second item is a dog leash at the end of the Doctor’s bed. It is unusual in the way in which it is coiled –

The lash, however, was curled upon itself and tied so as to make a loop of whipcord.

When searching Miss Stoner's room, he is suspicious of the dummy bell pull, and the fact that the bed is secured to the floor.

 

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