The work of A. Konan Doyle “Motley Ribbon” is included in the series of works about Sherlock Holmes, detective extremely talented and intelligent. The narrative is conducted on behalf of Dr. Watson, a friend of Sherlock Holmes. … In one April morning the Sherlock Holmes house was visited by a certain girl, a client. It was Ellen Stoner, the main character of the events described. Miss Stoner told Holmes that she lived in the estate of her stepfather, Mr. Roylott. She once had a sister, but she died two years ago under very strange circumstances.
Before the tragic event, the girl often heard a whistle at night, and on the night of her death she ran out of the room with the scream “Motley Ribbon” and fell down dead. The cause of her death was never found
Above the bed hung a cord for a bell-call a servant, but the bell did not work. Next to the cord was a fan opening, which for some reason did not go out into the street, but into the next room where Mr. Roylott lived. From the story of Ellen Stoner, it was known that Mr. Royltle once lived in India and brought back a baboon, pythons and a panther. Many were surprised that he was passionately addicted to the animals of India. In the room of Mr. Roylott himself was found a whip, an iron cabinet-safe
On his knees lay a whip, and he himself sat with his chin up. The look of the dead man was foolish, and around his head some sort of spotted tape wound around him. This was the same “motley ribbon” that the deceased girl spoke about, for the tape she took the swamp viper, the deadliest Indian snake. Death from the bite of such a snake comes in ten seconds, and a tiny trace of her teeth is almost impossible to detect. Death from the bite of such a snake comes in ten seconds, and a tiny trace of her teeth is almost impossible to detect. Thus, Sherlock Holmes prevented another murder – Mr. Roylott wanted to kill and Helen, because she also was going to get married in the near future. And because Sherlock beat his snake with his cane, she crawled in the opposite direction and bit Roylott. But, according to Sherlock Holmes, The indirect fault in the death of Mr. Roylott did not at all lie “a heavy burden” on his conscience. This concludes the work of A. Conan Doyle’s “Motley Ribbon”.