The Best of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Best of Sherlock Holmes book cover
Start Your Free Trial

What was Sherlock Holmes trying to establish when he told Mrs. Straker that he recollected the dress she had worn when he met her at Plymouth? Did Holmes really meet her at Plymouth?

Expert Answers info

Scott David eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2018

write952 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, History, and Law and Politics

Sherlock Holmes is calculating in his use of deception. He employs trickery and misdirection for the purposes of gaining more information. In "Silver Blaze," Sherlock Holmes's conversation with Mrs. Straker displays one of these deceptions.

At this point in the...

(The entire section contains 129 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial