What is the summary of chapters 1-6 of The Hound of the Baskervilles?
In chapter 1, Sherlock Holmes meets Dr. Mortimer, who has come to get his assistance with a problem. Holmes shows off his skills in deduction to Watson.
In chapter 2, Dr. Mortimer shares the legend of the hound of the Baskervilles and shares the circumstances of Sir Charles Baskerville's death. Mortimer relates that he personally witnessed "a glimpse of something" that caused Sir Charles to become terrified. Mortimer explains his findings when he examined Sir Charles within an hour of his death--including the footprints of "a gigantic hound."
In chapter 3, Mortimer explains that the new owner of Baskerville Hall, Sir Charles' only known heir, will be arriving in London shortly. Holmes tells Mortimer he will decide within 24 hours whether to take the case. Holmes smokes and considers the case...
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