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Summary of The adventure of the three garridebs by arthur conan doyle
What clues did Sherlock Holmes work upon to get at the fact that the story of the three Garridebs was a ruse?
Examine the structure of the short story 'Adventure of the Three Garridebs' with the help of this framework
The introduction of the story
Introduction of the topic of the story
Introduction of the main characters in the plot
Development of the plot
Resolution of the mystery
What was John Garrideb's objective in inventing the story of Alexander Hamilton Garrideb and his legacy?
Who was Roger Presbury and how was John Garrideb connected with him?
Why didn't John Garrideb like the idea of including Holmes in the hunt for the third Garrideb?
How did Holmes guess that John Garrideb would go to 136, Little Ryder Street? Did he expect to find what he ultimately did before he went there?
a. Identify the words in the advertisement that gave away the fact that it was placed by John Garrideb.
b. Make a list of words which are spelt differently in American and British English.
Look at the highlighted expressions in the following sentences from the text and explain their figurative meaning.
'They are my favourite covert for putting up a bird, and I would never have overlooked a cock pheasant as that.'
'There is no bolt-hole for you in this country.'
'When his castle in the air fell down, it burred him beneath the ruins.'
The cleverest of criminals leave behind clues to their crime.
Examine the subtle humour in the narration of the story that lightens the gravity of the subject matter.
'It was worth a wound?t was worth many wounds?o know the depth of loyalty and love that lay behind that cold mask'?ow does this comment throw light on the kind of relationship between Holmes and Watson?
How did Holmes' digressions sometimes prove in the end to have a bearing on the matter on hand?
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