The Hound Of The Baskervilles

by A. Conan Doyle

  • # 370916 Aug '12
    Might I trouble you then to be ready in half an
hour, and we can stop at Marcini's for a little dinner on the
way?"

    Might I trouble you then to be ready in half an hour, and we can stop at Marcini's for a little dinner on the way?"

  • # 370816 Aug '12
    Have you heard the De Reszkes?

    Have you heard the De Reszkes?

  • # 370716 Aug '12
    I have a box for 'Les Huguenots.'

    I have a box for 'Les Huguenots.'

  • # 370616 Aug '12
    And now, my dear Watson, we
have had some weeks of severe work, and for one evening, I think,
we may turn our thoughts into more pleasant channels.

    And now, my dear Watson, we have had some weeks of severe work, and for one evening, I think, we may turn our thoughts into more pleasant channels.

  • # 370516 Aug '12
    We cannot doubt from what we know
of him that he would have found some way out of the
difficulty.

    We cannot doubt from what we know of him that he would have found some way out of the difficulty.

  • # 370416 Aug '12
    or, again, he might
furnish an accomplice with the proofs and papers, putting him in as
heir, and retaining a claim upon some proportion of his
income.

    or, again, he might furnish an accomplice with the proofs and papers, putting him in as heir, and retaining a claim upon some proportion of his income.

  • # 370316 Aug '12
    He might claim the property from South America,
establish his identity before the British authorities there and so
obtain the fortune without ever coming to England at all, or he
might adopt an elaborate disguise during the short time that he
need be in London;

    He might claim the property from South America, establish his identity before the British authorities there and so obtain the fortune without ever coming to England at all, or he might adopt an elaborate disguise during the short time that he need be in London;

  • # 370216 Aug '12
    There were three possible courses.

    There were three possible courses.

  • # 370116 Aug '12
    Mrs. Stapleton has heard her
husband discuss the problem on several occasions.

    Mrs. Stapleton has heard her husband discuss the problem on several occasions.

  • # 370016 Aug '12
    The past and the present are within the field of
my inquiry, but what a man may do in the future is a hard question
to answer.

    The past and the present are within the field of my inquiry, but what a man may do in the future is a hard question to answer.

  • # 369916 Aug '12
    "It is a formidable difficulty, and I fear
that you ask too much when you expect me to solve it.

    "It is a formidable difficulty, and I fear that you ask too much when you expect me to solve it.

  • # 369816 Aug '12
    How could he claim it
without causing suspicion and inquiry?"

    How could he claim it without causing suspicion and inquiry?"

  • # 369716 Aug '12
    If Stapleton
came into the succession, how could he explain the fact that he,
the heir, had been living unannounced under another name so close
to the property?

    If Stapleton came into the succession, how could he explain the fact that he, the heir, had been living unannounced under another name so close to the property?

  • # 369616 Aug '12
    There
only remains one difficulty.

    There only remains one difficulty.

  • # 369516 Aug '12
    "No doubt.

    "No doubt.

  • # 369416 Aug '12
    If its appearance did not
frighten its victim to death, at least it would paralyze the
resistance which might be offered."

    If its appearance did not frighten its victim to death, at least it would paralyze the resistance which might be offered."

  • # 369316 Aug '12
    "The beast was savage and
half-starved.

    "The beast was savage and half-starved.

  • # 369216 Aug '12
    "He could not hope to frighten Sir Henry to
death as he had done the old uncle with his bogie
hound."

    "He could not hope to frighten Sir Henry to death as he had done the old uncle with his bogie hound."