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by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Who are the main characters in the story The Hound of the Baskervilles?  

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Like many good English murder mysteries, The Hound of the Baskervilles occurs in a relatively closed setting, namely the country around Baskerville Hall. Although the story begins in London, by chapter 6 the main action has removed to the country estate of Sir Henry Baskerville in Devonshire. The important characters of the novel who haven't yet been introduced are located there.

In the early chapters of the book, readers meet Sherlock Holmes, the eminent private detective, and his faithful sidekick, Dr. Watson. They receive a call from another physician, Dr. Mortimer, who wants their assistance in preventing any potential harm that might come to Sir Henry Baskerville, the new owner of Baskerville Hall. Dr. Mortimer was good friends with the former owner of the estate, Sir Charles Baskerville, now deceased. Mortimer introduces Holmes and Watson to Henry Baskerville, and while they are in London, they interact with minor characters, such as a hotel clerk and a cabman.

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