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Monday, October 31, 2011

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Elementary, my dear Watson...

Hello there, classmates.
Whoops, might have fudged on the intro line there, eh?
As they say: Variety is the spice of life.
Sometimes, at least.
There's a certain comfort in things that stay the same.
Do I digress? Hardly.
One man that forever stays the same in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous books is the very well-known Sherlock Holmes.
You've just had a small taste of my wonderfully convoluted thought process. Be fore-warned.

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Sherlock Holmes &
The Hound of the Baskervilles

It all starts when a man named Dr. James Mortimer travels from Devon to London, and appeals for help to our great genius: Sherlock Holmes. Dr. Mortimer, after being accepted inside to the company of Holmes and his companion/chronicler Watson, then explains to them that the Baskerville family is believed to be cursed. He even tells them the story of said curse, which goes as follows:
A wicked, arrogant man who had lived two centuries before and ruled over Baskerville Hall; a man named Hugo Baskerville, became infatuated with a yeoman's daughter. So infatuated, in fact, that he up and kidnapped her - imprisoning her in his bedchambers. He then went to have a drink with his friends down stairs in the dining room. As he became inebriated, laughing with his friends, the young woman escaped. Upon going up to his bedchambers and finding the woman gone, a drunk and enraged Hugo swore to give his soul to the Powers of Evil if he could overtake the woman. He then took after her, helped by his hunting hounds and his equally drunk friends, across the desolate moorland. Eventually, after losing track of him, his friends found both Hugo and the woman dead, a ghostly and giant hound standing over the body of Hugo. The hound plucked out Hugo's throat and spirited off into the night, leaving behind terribly frightened men.

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