Death on the Moor
1. "You have used me and not trusted me". "Then all my reports have wasted" says Watson. Why do you think Watson is hurt? What explanation does Holmes give for not having "treated" Watson?Dr. Watson was hurt because he felt that he was not taken into confidence by Sherlock Holmes. Holmes asked him to follow Sir Henry and gather information. At the same time, Holmes himself was gathering information secretly.
2. Why could not Holmes arrest Stapleton immediatlely?Sherlock Holmes could not arrest Stapleton because in both the attacks instigated by Stapleton there was no evidence of a physical attack by the hound either on the body of Sir Charles or on Selden. The deaths were mainly attributed to fear and shock due to the appearance of a diabolical hound. This particular fact cannot be established in any court since, the chain of events that caused death left no clues which could force a jury to incriminate Stapleton.
3. "Good Heavens Holmes. Are you sure? But why this deceptior?" I asked. What was Stapleton's deception? What did he hope to get by this deception?The above lines spoken by Dr. Watson express a complete surprise at a revelation made to him by Holmes. Holmes told Watson that the lady whom Stapleton introduced as his sister was none other than his wife Beryl, a girl from Costa Rica. The reason behind this deception was that Stapleton thought that she would be more useful to him as a free woman rather than as his wife.
Stapleton, who infact was a Baskerville himself who was keen to appropriate the fortune of Sir Charles Baskerville. Realising that only two people of the Baskerville family stood in the way of his usurpation, he began to make plans to eliminate them. With Sir Charles's poor medical history, Stapleton was successful easily, with Sir Henry, a young bachelor, he realized that using his wife as decoy, he would draw Sir Henry into their company and succed in setting the vicious hound upon him. Thus Stapleton deceived the world the by posing that they were siblings instead of a married couple.
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