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The Hound of the Baskervilles


I was sorry to see him go, for the knowledge that I was now entirely alone with the local wolves, while satisfying from a scientific point of view, seemed to intensify the Hound of the Baskervilles atmosphere of the desolate and stormswept lands around me.
Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  popular Arthur Conan Doyle novel in which Sherlock Holmes investigates a curse (1901-1902)
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Strongly Associated with:   Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes
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Flesch-Kincaid Index: 7.2 (suitable for someone at standard reading level in or above 7th grade)
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  • I was sorry to see him go, for the knowledge that I was now entirely alone with the local wolves, while satisfying from a scientific point of view, seemed to intensify the Hound of the Baskervilles atmosphere of the desolate and stormswept lands around me.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • What had seemed a large pack was only four dogs: a small brownish rat-terrier, two ruffed and spotted shepherds, and a huge black and tan monster that could have stood in for the Hound of the Baskervilles with no questions asked.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Chapter 1 Mr. Sherlock Holmes Mr. Sherlock Holmes, who was usually very late in the mornings, save upon those not infrequent occasions when he was up all night, was seated at the breakfast table.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles is my favorite book.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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  • In The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson get a visit from James Mortimer, who is a doctor 7O from the moors in Devon.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • I like The Hound of the Baskervilles because it is a detective story, which means that there are clues and Red Herrings.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • This means that someone wants to give them to the Hound of the Baskervilles to smell, like a bloodhound, so that it can chase him.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • This means that the Hound of the Baskervilles is not a supernatural being but a real dog.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • I also like The Hound of the Baskervilles because I like Sherlock Holmes and I think that if I were a proper detective he is the kind of detective I would be.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • I said that two dogs were killed in The Hound of the Baskervilles, the hound itself and James Mortimer’s spaniel, but Siobhan said they weren’t the victims of the murder, Sir Charles Baskerville was.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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  • James Mortimer thinks that the Hound of the Baskervilles might have scared Sir Charles to death and he is worried that his son and heir, Sir Henry Baskerville, will be in danger when he goes to the hall in Devon.
    Mark Haddon  --  The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • The peasants say it is the Hound of the Baskervilles calling for its prey.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • They say it is the cry of the Hound of the Baskervilles.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • That is the cause of all the mischief, the wicked Hugo, who started the Hound of the Baskervilles.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Chapter 14 The Hound of the Baskervilles One of Sherlock Holmes’s defects—if, indeed, one may call it a defect—was that he was exceedingly loath to communicate his full plans to any other person until the instant of their fulfilment.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Dr. Mortimer turned the manuscript to the light and read in a high, cracking voice the following curious, old-world narrative:— "Of the origin of the Hound of the Baskervilles there have been many statements, yet as I come in a direct line from Hugo Baskerville, and as I had the story from my father, who also had it from his, I have set it down with all belief that it occurred even as is here set forth.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
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