Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle Chapter 2 The Curse of the Ba▯skervilles 1 “I have in my pocket a manuscript,” said Dr. James Mortimer. 2 “I observed it as you entered the room,” said Holmes. 3 “It is an old manuscript.” 4 “Early eighteenth century, unless it is a forgery.” 5 “How can you say that, sir?” 6 “You have presented an inch or two of it to my examination all the time that you have been talking. It would be a poor expert who could not give the date of a document within a decade or so. You may possibly have read my little monograph upon the subject. I put that at 1730.” 7 “The exact date is 1742.” Dr. Mortimer drew it from his breast-pocket. “This family paper was committed to my care by Sir Charles Baskerville, whose sudden and tragic death some three months ago created so much excitement in Devonshire. I may say that I was his personal friend as well as his medical attendant. He was a strong-minded ™ © Advanced Assessment Systems/LinkIt! Duplication is restricted to licensees only.

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