The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Who in the story believed the legend and who did not?

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In The Hound of the Baskervilles, one of the most famous Sherlock Holmes stories, several characters believe the myth that is perpetuated about the hound, and others are not convinced. Initially, Sir Charles Baskerville believes it, and it frightens him deeply. He dies of fear because of the horror he thinks is approaching.

Many of the locals additionally believe it, and Dr. Mortimer believes it to an extent when he brings the case to Sherlock and John Watson. Sherlock, being the indelible skeptic, does not believe it; Watson thinks there may be some merit to the myth but resists his urge to believe for fear of being looked down upon by Sherlock.

Sir Henry Baskerville doesn’t quite believe it, but he maintains a healthy fear and respect for the legend because his relative perished as a result of it....

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