Sherlock Holmes - Chapter I - The Curse of the Baskervilles.
Holmes' account of that morning it all started.
Not CHAIR. "Her hair"
Not BOOT. "For food"
Not FISH. "Fit feet; Hit heat"
- piece - TREE
- infrequent - TREE
upon, away, ahead, occur, again but not only
- at (the breakfast table)
Not BOOT. "For food"
- Who is the story teller?
- M.R.C.S. : Member of the Royal College of Surgeons
- C.C.H. : Charing Cross Hospital
- GP General Practitioner
Now You Read
paragraph 3 - Sherlock Holmes Examines the stick
paragraph 4 - How on Earth did you know that?
paragraph 6"For the very simple reason that I see the dog himself on our very door-step, and there is the ring of its owner. Don't move, I beg you, Watson. He is a professional brother of yours, and your presence may be of assistance to me. Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stair which is walking into your life, and you know not whether for good or ill. What does Dr. James Mortimer, the man of science, ask of Sherlock Holmes, the specialist in crime? Come in!"
1 - Questions
What do detectives do?
Give VERBS - NOUNS
- solve solution
- deduce deduction
- detect detection
- What is the meaning of 'not infrequent'? Can you give me another word for it? ______
- What is the grammatical term for expressions like 'not infrequent'`? ______
- Give me another word for 'hearth'. ______
- Do you know the difference between 'to carry' and 'to wear'?
- What do you do when you excel yourself? e.g. in an exam.
- Which word ( s ) could you use instead of 'habitually in this sentence? "I am bound to say that in all the accounts which you have been so good as to give of my own achievements you have HABITUALLY underrated your own abilities."
- Is this sentence a compliment or a slight insult? "It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but you are a conductor of light."
- This is what Sherlock Holmes said to Dr Watson. Does it mean Sherlock Holmes owes money to Dr Watson? "I confess, my dear fellow, that I am very much in your debt." ______
What is the meaning of 'conviction' in this sentence?
There was such a ring of conviction in his voice that I glanced up in surprise.
(Paragraph 3 and 4)
- a strong opinion or belief
- someone who is officially found to be guilty of a particular crime
- the feeling or state of being annoyed
- Was the man's nose very noticable? He was a very tall, thin man, with a long nose like a beak, which jutted out between two keen, grey eyes, set closely together and sparking brightly from behind a pair of gold-rimmed glasses.
- Can you give me another word for "clad"? Was he clad in fashionable clothes? He was clad in a professional but rather slovenly fashion, because his frock-coat was dingy and his trousers frayed.
- Can you describe the man's appearance with your own words? Though young, his long back was already bowed, and he walked with a forward thrust of his head and a general air of peering benevolence.
- Was Holmes' head round or rather long? "Mr. Holmes. I had hardly expected so dolichocephalic a skull or such well-marked supra-orbital development"
What comes closest in meaning to "running a finger along"?
Would you have any objection
to my running my finger along your parietal fissure?
- What is the meaning of 'cast' in that sentence?
A cast of your skull, sir, until the original available,
would be an ornament to any anthropological museum.
- an actor in a film
- Did Mr Mortimer admire Sherlock Holmes for his skull? If so, which words tells you that? It is not my intention to be fulsome, but I confess that I covet your skull.