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Is the Grimpen mire real?

Fox Tor is a relatively minor tor on Dartmoor in the county of Devon, England. About a kilometre north-east of the tor lies the swampy land known as Fox Tor Mires. This is said to have been the inspiration for the fictional Grimpen Mire in the novel The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

What was discovered on Grimpen mire?

Upon inspection of the Mire, phosphoros is found which gave the hound its terrifying appearance. At the end of the case, Stapleton himself is believed to have died after trying to cross the bog. This is seen as a logical surmise as the footsteps of Stapleton stopped suddenly.

What happened to Stapleton in the Grimpen mire?

Stapleton also hopes to kill Henry Baskerville but is thwarted by Holmes. Afterward Stapleton flees and is believed to have died, swallowed by Grimpen Mire. (His death in “The Final Problem” had enraged fans, causing thousands to cancel their subscriptions to The Strand.)

What does Grimpen mean?

We take grimpen to mean ‘a bog’. The OED undogmatically gives the meaning as ‘marshy area’, and the etymology as ‘uncertain’. This is no surprise since the word, it appears, was made up by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for The Hound of the Baskervilles.

What dog was The Hound of the Baskervilles?

We all know that it was just a large, savage bloodhound/mastiff hybrid coated in a “cunning preparation” of phosphorus and unleashed on various Baskervilles by the naturalist Jack Stapleton, a ruthless relative who aspired to inherit the family title and fortune and was willing to murder anyone who came between him and …

Why does Sherlock Holmes lie to Dr Watson about being at Baskerville Hall?

As for Holmes’ presence in the hut, on the moor, in Devonshire, the detective explains that he hid so the enemies would not know of his direct involvement. Holmes lied to Watson, he says, so that no one would discover him, should Watson decide to compare notes or bring his master some food.

What frightened Henry on the moor?

Suddenly, they hear that low, moaning howl that Watson heard on the moor that afternoon with Stapleton. Sir Henry sounds frightened when he asks Watson what the local people say about that sound. Watson tries to play it off as no big deal, but finally he has to admit: it’s the howl of the Hound of the Baskervilles.

What does Miss Stapleton tell Dr Watson?

Stapleton tells Watson that he had a boys’ school in the north country before moving to Devonshire. He tells Watson that the school was forced to closed because some students died in a serious epidemic. She tells him that she was just shaken by Sir Charles death and to disregard her warning.

Why did Stapleton tie up his wife?

Why did Stapleton tie up and gag his wife? To prevent her from warning Sir Henry.

What all does Holmes deduce from the walking stick?

What did Holmes deduce from the clues on the stick? It showed he had a spaniel, walked a lot, and was quite friendly with his clients because he left his cane at someone’s house.