Scene I: Julia’s Room
Julia and Helen are very excited talking about Julia’s wedding that’s coming the next week
Julia: Are you sure these are all the things we need?
Helen: Yes, Julia please calm down, everything is going to be okeyJulia: I can’t! Do you have any idea of what I feel when I think my weeding is in 5 days? I’m so nervous!
Helen: Ok ok I get it, but trust the wedding planner and me; everything is going to be okay
Julia: I’ll try
Scene 2: Julia dies
Julia Stoner: [falls to the ground, writhing in pain] Oh, my God, Helen! It was the band... the speckled band!
[Helen runs to the aisle, where she heard thescream]
Helen: Julia! Oh no, sister [crying] you can’t die you’re about to get married.
Scene 3: Helen goes to look for Holmes
[knocks the door, Holmes opens]
Helen: Hi Sir, I’m here looking for Sherlock Holmes, am I in the right place?
Holmes: Yes M’amm, you are talking to him. I beg you come in
Helen: Thank You
[in the sitting room]
Holmes: Could I know what are you looking me for?Helen: I need your help
Holmes: My help? Ok wait a minute please
Scene 4: Holmes wakes up Watson because Helen is there
[taking the sheet of Watson’s bed]
Holmes: Dear friend, I will appreciate if you wake up, we have a new case, that seems to be very interesting
Watson: What? A case? At 7:00 am?
Holmes: Yes, so please wake up and I’ll be waiting for you on the sittingroom if this lady is here so early I suppose is something big.
Scene 5: Holmes and Helen talks
Holmes: Mr. Watson, do you think you could bring this young lady a hot cup of coffee, for I observe you are shivering.
Helen: It is not cold which makes me shiver.
Holmes: What, then?
Helen: It is fear, Mr. Holmes. It is terror!
Holmes: Well, you must not fear. We shall set matters right;have no doubt.
Holmes: You have come by train, I see, this morning.
Helen: You know me, then?
Holmes: No, but I observe the second half of a return ticket in the palm of your left glove. You started early, but you had a drive in a dog-cart, along heavy roads, before you reached the station. There is no mystery, my dear lady: the left arm of your jacket is spattered with mud in no less than sevenplaces, the marks are fresh. There is no vehicle save a dog-cart which throws up mud in that particular way, and then only when you sit on the left-hand side of the driver.
Helen: You are perfectly correct.
Holmes: As I am used to, but, how may I help you?
Helen: My sister had died, and I’m scared for my life
Holmes: scared? Why?
Helen: someone or something in my house killed her, and itmay kill me too
Holmes: Would you like to tell me everything you know? Every details please so I can analyze everything and see if you have a reason to be afraid
Helen: My mom married Dr. Roylott when my sister Julia and I were young. 3 years ago my mother died, and we now are in charge of Dr. Roylott. We moved to his house in Stoke Moran, where he allows gypsies to live on the surrounding areas.He likes to have exotic pets, like a cheetah and a baboon. When my mother died, she bequeathed her money to Dr. Roylott entirely while we resided with him, with a provision that a certain annual sum should be aloud to each of us in the event of our marriages. Since my sister died, Dr. Roylott asked me to move into my sister’s room, and each night about 3am I hear a low, clear whistle. The momentI heard my sister scream, I ran and found her on the aisle laying on the floor and she screamed “oh, my god! Helen! It was the band! The speckled band!”
Holmes: Ah, and what did you gather from this allusion to a band-a speckled band?
Helen: sometimes I think it was delirium, or referring to a band of people, maybe to the gypsies.
Holmes: Miss Stoner, it is very essential that you absolutely...