They went to the hotel and then the light came on, so they came back and on the way something jumped over them, they got scared and Holmes took a stick, but they saw that it was a monkey. Whattson put the pistol on the table and Holmes the stick near him.
THE SPECKLED BAND
Suddenly something came in through the ventilator and then they heard whistle and then Holmes jumped out of bed and started hit the stick. Then they heard a scream and went to the stepfather's room, he was very still in the chair and had around his neck a speckle band, was a swamp adder who killed the stepfather.
Holmes picked a the snake and put into the safe. The next day Hellen went to live with his uncle. Holmes explained to Watson that she thought it was a snake because she was very small and could find out on the fan. The stepfather had trained her and found no marks because her poison left no trace.