She has since gotten engaged to a guy named Percy Armitage. No servant would stay with us, and for a long time we did all the work of the house. He did the same with the woodwork with which the chamber was panelled. I do not think I exaggerate if I say that within a fortnight of the one play shutting down I had a company working upon the rehearsals of a second one, which had been written in the interval.
It was a perfect day, with a bright sun and a few fleecy clouds in the heavens. A moment later we were out on the dark road, a chill wind blowing in our faces, and one yellow light twinkling in front of us through the gloom to guide us on our sombre errand.
Around his forehead is a weird yellow band with brown spots — a band that moves! Miss Stoner heads off. There is no communication between them, but they all open out into the same corridor.
Roylott, who is now the last living member of a once great English family. A client gives the detective the unconnected clues that form a mystery.
You can see now that it is fastened to a hook just above where the little opening of the ventilator is. There are two stories which deal with high diplomacy and intrigue. Miss Stoner thinks Julia died of fright, and that "the speckled band" might have meant a group of people — the gypsies, with their spotted handkerchiefs?
The detective invents structures that make sense of these clues and determines which one is correct.
Did you ever see a bed fastened like that before? I heard a gentle sound of movement, and then all was silent once more, though the smell grew stronger. The trap drove on, and a few minutes later we saw a sudden light spring up among the trees as the lamp was lit in one of the sitting-rooms.
From outside came the occasional cry of a night-bird, and once at our very window a long drawn, catlike whine, which told us that the cheetah was indeed at liberty. The suspicions range from the stepfather, a band of gypsies camped in the grounds to almost anyone in the household and the device and means of the suspected murder are so ingenious as to make the death seem caused naturally save for the last excited ejaculation of the unfortunate victim.
If we were to come to Stoke Moran to-day, would it be possible for us to see over these rooms without the knowledge of your stepfather? My evidence showed that the door had been fastened upon the inner side, and the windows were blocked by old-fashioned shutters with broad iron bars, which were secured every night.
In the first place I had to read the stories myself with some care. Shortly after our return to England my mother died - she was killed eight years ago in a railway accident near Crewe. There are windows in it, of course?
I have only two places left. He does succeed in making some cash — but Roylott also manages to get into trouble. The latter popularised the mystery of the Mary Celeste  and added fictional details such as the perfect condition of the ship which had actually taken on water by the time it was discovered and its boats remaining on board the one boat was in fact missing that have come to dominate popular accounts of the incident.
Watson sets the stage: That night they find out what his behaviour means but Sherman, a female pupil is attacked by the adder.Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ DL (22 May – 7 July ) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes.
Originally a physician, in he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Speckled Band was Arthur Conan Doyle's third stageplay and was the second Holmes dramatization. It was based with some modifications on the short story of the same name which, according to Adrian Conan Doyle, was his.
The Adventure of the Speckled Band (SPEC) is a short story written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in The Strand Magazine in february This is the 10th Sherlock Holmes story. Collected in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a compilation of twelve short Sherlock Holmes stories that was published on October 31st, and written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
A young woman approaches Sherlock Holmes for investigating her sister's murder.
It appears that the last thing the late Ms. Stoner saw was 'a speckled band' and the investigations of the circumstances leading to the lady's death were inconclusive.
"Oh, my God! Helen! It was the band! The speckled band!" The Adventure of the Speckled Band is one of the most ingenious of the 56 short stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle about his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
The author himself considered this one to be his best Sherlock Holmes story/5.Download