What was the Trigger/Inciting Incident in the story of the speckled band and also  what was the crisis point in the story .I want to know what was the trigger point in the story, and what was also...

What was the Trigger/Inciting Incident in the story of the speckled band and also  what was the crisis point in the story .

I want to know what was the trigger point in the story, and what was also the crisis point in the story of the adventure of the speckled band.

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The trigger or beginning of the mystery is when Helen Stoner comes to Sherlock Holme's home terrified.  She tells her story and this intrigues Sherlock to start his investigation.

The crisis or climax of the story is when Sherlock and Dr. Watson are staying in Helen Stoner's room. They have sent her to stay in her old bedroom.   They hear a whistle and Sherlock finds out that the bell pull is actually a means for a snake to make its way into the bed. Dr. Roylett had sent it through the ventilator to kill Julia, and now he was doing the same thing to Helen.  Sherlock jumps up and hits it repeatedly until it retreats back into the ventilator and back to Dr. Roylett's room.  Because it is agitated, it bites Dr. Roylett and he dies an ugly death. The speckled band was actually a deadly snake.

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