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In many of the 'Sherlock Holmes' stories the narrator is Dr Watson, Holmes companion. Also many of his clients are women. This shows that in those days the women were very dramatic and lady-like, unlike women of these times that show independence.

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Summaries In many of the 'Sherlock Holmes' stories the narrator is Dr Watson, Holmes companion. Also many of his clients are women. This shows that in those days the women were very dramatic and lady-like, unlike women of these times that show independence. 'The Speckled Band' is about a murder case. The women, Helen Stoner comes to Holmes and Watson very early in the morning and asks for their assistance in solving the mystery of her dead sister. She begins telling her story. She tells Holmes that her sister was murdered in her room late at night in their home in Stoke Moran. ...read more.

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The story ends with Holmes attacking the snake (the speckled band) causing it to bite and kill the stepfather. Like any other 'Sherlock Holmes' story, 'The Cardboard Box' starts with a female client, Susan Cushing, coming to Holmes and Watson asking for assistance to solve a case, this one involving a cardboard box. The box contained two human ears And was addressed to a 'Miss S Cushing, Croydon' She tells Holmes that her first thought was that it was a sick joke by some medical students who rented rooms from her. Holmes soon realises that this is not the case. He notices that the word 'Croydon' was originally spelt with an 'i' and had been changed to a 'y' he says that it was obviously written by and uneducated person. ...read more.

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'The Red-Headed League' is not a murder case. This story is about a hoax created by a thief. It starts with a man, Mr Wilson. Mr Wilson was a redhead. His dream job was only for redheads. He was horrified when his assistant went for the job and got it. The job was to copy out the encyclopaedia for four hours a day. Unbeknown to Mr Wilson, this was a scheme crafted by his assistant. Instead of copying out the encyclopaedia, he was using his time to dig a tunnel into the local bank. On the day of the supposed robbery Holmes and Watson had already cracked the case and waited at the bank and captured the thief. Once again Holmes solves the mystery. ...read more.

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