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Watson for aid in foiling the villainous plans of her stepfather, Grimesby Roylott.

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Contents [ show ] Plot Sherlock Holmes wakes Dr. John Watson up early one morning, telling him that the housekeeper, Mrs.

Hudsonroused him because a client has arrived, a young woman. Watson gets dressed, and they find their client waiting in Holmes' waiting room. She tells them that her name is Helen Stoner, and that she lives with her stepfather, Dr. Grimesby Roylottthe last survivor of the noble Roylott family of Stoke Moran. She explains that her mother met Roylott in India when she and her sister Julia were only two, but on their way back to England, her mother was killed in a railway accident.

Despite this, they came to live in Stoke Moran.

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Holmes also learns that 250 pounds of the family money would go to each daughter once they married. Not to long later, though, Julia became engaged, after which she was killed in her very own room. The dying woman's words were: After she leaves, Roylott himself appears and threatens Holmes to stay out of his business.

Later, Holmes and Watson journey to Stoke Moran and investigate. They make a good observation of everything in Roylott's bedroom, and Helen's bedroom.

Helen reveals that her stepfather moved her to Julia's room after her death, which is now her bedroom. Holmes then says that he has solved the case, and tells Helen that he and Watson will be at an inn nearby to catch the killer in the act. That night, Holmes and Watson find a swamp adder snake the speckled band trying to kill Helen, at which point Holmes attacks.

The adder attacks the first person it sees, which just so happens to be the mastermind behind the case: He is killed by his own murder weapon. Holmes explains how he solved the case, and admits that he felt completely responsible for Roylott's death; but that he is unlikely to feel much guilt over the death.

Complete Story Text Story Text: In 1931, it was turned into a film, starring Raymond Massey. Conan Doyle himself listed it among his favourite Holmes tales. Adaptations "The Speckled Band", the second Sherlock Holmes dramatisation in history, written by Arthur Conan Doyle himself as the third stage play in his writing career.

Its premiere run was in 1909 and 1910 in London, first in the Adelphi Theatre and then in the Globe. The play starred H. A revival of the play occured during the 1921 theatre season.

  1. The events in question occurred in the early days of my association with Holmes, when we were sharing rooms as bachelors in Baker Street. Such was the dreadful end of my beloved sister.
  2. There was a cheetah, too; perhaps we might find it upon our shoulders at any moment. Yet we have not a moment to lose.
  3. Pray proceed with your statement. It starred Ellie Norwood and Hubert Willis, and was part of a series of Sherlock Holmes silent film adaptations by the studio.

The film is currently presumed lost. It starred Ellie Norwood and Hubert Willis, and was part of a series of Sherlock Holmes silent film adaptations by the studio. It starred Raymond Massey and Athole Stewart. Some of the story's details and minor elements are slightly changed in this adaptation, particularly the names of some minor characters.

Starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruceit borrows some elements from the original story, but is not an adaptation of it. This was the seventh film of the long-running Rathbone-and-Bruce film series of the 1930s and 1940s. Like other films in the series, the story is set in then-contemporary times, rather than the original story's 19th century.

The story was adapted for radio three times during the late 1940s.

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The adaptation starred Alan Napier and Melville Cooper. Shot in black and white, first aired in May 1964. Starring Douglas Wilmer and Nigel Stock. It was originally aired as part of a 1960s BBC anthology crime series, Detective.

BBC Radio 4 adapted the short story under the same name in 1991, as part of a long-term series of BBC radio adaptations of the whole Sherlock Holmes Canon, directed by playwright and radio drama director Bert Coules.

The radio adaptation starred Clive Merrison and Michael Williams. The article on the blog is dated 13 July and is briefly glimpsed along with two other cases during the episode A Scandal in Belgravia.

The play starred Liam Tims and Alan Elms. A new one-off radio adaptation of the story was aired in May 2016 by Indian radio broadcaster Radio Mirchi, as part of their Sunday Suspense programming block. This is a Bengali language adaptation and starred Mir Afsar Ali.