Pour ceux qui veulent essayer de lire en anglais, voici un résumé des 10 premiers chapitres du Chien des Baskerville.
Here is a summary of the first 10 chapters of the story, written by the CM2 :
Chapter 1 :
The narrator is Dr Watson.
Dr Mortimer visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. He asks for help.
Charles Baskerville died. Heart attack ?
Chapter 2 :
Dr Mortimer explains the story of the Baskervilles family.
A long time ago, Sir Hugo Baskervilles was in love with a girl. One night, he had locked her in a room. He was with friends and he was drunk.
The girl escaped and ran through the moor.
Hugo chased her.
The girl fell of fear and exhaustion and she died.
Sir Hugo was attacked and killed by a giant dog : this is the beginning of the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles.
Chapter 3 and 4 :
It is said that Sir Charles died of a heart attack but Dr Mortimer has doubts :
– footprints have been found (of an animal?)
– Sir Charles refused to go out at night
– there are signes (ashes) that he was waiting for someone.
– there are signs that he ran.
Chapter 5 :
Sir Henry Baskervilles is back from the USA and meets Sherlock Holmes (Sir Charles’heir)
He explains that one of his new shoes was stolen.
Sir Henry has found a paper warning him of a danger if he goes to Dartmoor.
Holmes realises that someone with a fake beard was spying them.
Chapter 6 :
Another shoe (from an old pair) has been stolen to Sir Henry !
We learn that Sir Henry is going to win lots of money after Sir Charles’ death.
Watson and Sit Henry decide to go to Datmoor to investigate (Holmes stays in London)
Holmes finds the taxi where the « spy » was : the spy said his name was…Sherlock Holmes !
Chapter 7 :
Watson and Sir Henry arrive in Dartmoor… people are not welcoming.
Soldiers are looking for Selden, an escaped prisoner.
We meet Mr & Mrs Barrymore (the butler and his wife)
Dr Watson hears a woman crying during the night.
Chapter 8 :
Mr Barrymore is lying…his was was the crying woman (was he the spy in London?)
Dr Watson meets Stapelton and his sister.
Stapelton is a naturalist, he asks lots of questions.
He know how to walk in the moor.
Dr Watson meets Mrs Stapelton. She lies to her brother and tells Watson that he need to leave immediately, he is in danger (thinking that Dr Watson is Sir Henry!).
Chapter 9 :
Stapelton meets Sir Henry.
Henry seems to be in love with Mrs Stapelton.
Mr Barrymore was standing at the window at night. Why ?
Selden, the prisoner, is Mrs Barrymore’s brother.
Watson and Sir Henry hear the Hound…
A man is standing on a hill looking at Sir Henry and Watson (it is not Selden. Who is it ?)
Chapter 10 :
New clue : Sir Charles was waiting at the gate because he was waiting for a woman called L.L.
Dr Mortimer tells Watson he knows someone called Laura Lyons. She lives in Newtown.
Charles B was at the gate to give her money.
The man who was watching Sir Henry and Dr Watson in the moor lives in a hut. Watson wants to catch him.