The Hound of the Baskervilles (in English, abridged, for upper-intermediate)

English Lessons based on the story The Hound of the Baskervilles Part 8 for Episode 8

The Scenes from the film:

  1. The Christmas Party (Mind! There is no such scene in the book.)
  2. The Portraits

hound of the baskervilles adapted

You can continue now. Watch Episode 8 of the Hound of the Baskervilles and then read part 8 of the book

Episode 8 corresponds to chapter 13 (the second part) of the book. You can read the original text or The Hound of the Baskervilles (in the origanal)

The Scene of the Christmas Party is not from the book.

This part is based on Chapter 13 (the last part)

It was very dark in the house and the family portraits which covered the walls were hardly seen.
«Do you know their names, Watson?»
«Not all of them. »
«Which one is Sir Hugo?»
«The one with the black velvet and the lace.»
«Do you see anything there?»
I gazed with interest and some surprise upon the portrait.
«Do you see anything there?»

I looked at the broad plumed hat, the curling love-locks, the white lace collar, and the straight, severe face. lt was not a brutal countenance, but it was hard and stern, with a firm-set, thin-lipped mouth, and a cold eye.
«Is it like anyone you know?»
«There is something of Sir Henry about the jaw.»
«Just a suggestion, perhaps. But wait an instant!» He stood upon a chair, and, holding up the light in his left hand, he curved his right arm over the broad hat and round the long ringlets.
«Good heavens!» I cried in amazement.

The face of Stapleton had sprung out of the canvas.
«Ha, you see it now. My eyes have been trained to examine faces and not their trimmings. It is the first quality of a criminal investigator that he should see through a disguise.»
«But this is marvellous. It might be his portrait.»

«Yes. a study of family portraits is enough to convert a man to the doctrine of reincarnation. The fellow is a Baskerville – that is evident.»
«With designs upon the succession.»
«Exactly. This chance of the picture has supplied us with one of our most obvious missing links. We have him, Watson, we have him!» He burst into one of his rare fits of laughter as he turned away from the picture.

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