Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationSSLC (English Medium) Class 10th
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How did Watson help his friend to arrest the criminal? - English

Long Answer

How did Watson help his friend to arrest the criminal?

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Solution 1

  • Introduction:
    This story is about a dying detective Sherlock Holmes who acts and wanted to arrest a criminal who is in London.
  • Arrival of Watson:
    Watson's friend of Holmes arrived and was horrified to see Holmes was ill. He wanted to treat Holmes. But Holmes did not allow Watson to examine him. Holmes did not want Watson to know that he was not ill. So, he sent Watson to call Mr. Culverton Smith who was in London. He instructed him to come before the arrival of Smith and hide in the next room.
  • Arrival of Smith:
    Watson called Smith and asked him to come to meet Holmes. Mr. Culverton Smith came and saw Holmes lying on the bed. He confessed Smith that he only killed his nephew Victor Savage in order to retain his property. Holmes asked Smith to turn up the gas light. It was a signal for Inspector.
  • Conclusion:
    Inspector Morton came inside and arrested Smith on the charges of killing his nephew and his attempt to kill Holmes in the same way. Thus, Watson understood all the matter happened around him.

Solution 2

Culverton Smith lived in London. Holmes sent Watson to bring him. Watson told Smith about Holme's serious sickness. Smith was shocked. Before his arrival, Watson returned and informed Holmes. Holmes sent Watson to the next room.

Holmes told Smith about the ivory box. Smith said that Holmes would die of it as Victor had died. Holmes affirmed that Smith was behind Victor’s murder. Smith said that there was no evidence to prove it. He tried to escape with the ivory box. Meantime Inspector Morton entered and arrested. Thus with the help of Watson, Holmes proved Smith a criminal.

Solution 3

  1. Watson was sent to London to bring Smith.
  2. Watson told Smith about Holmes’ serious sickness.
  3. Watson returned before Smith’s arrival and informed Holmes.
  4. Holmes told Smith about the little ivory box.
  5. Smith said that Holmes would die of it like Victor.
  6. Holmes told that Smith was behind Victor’s murder.
  7. Smith said that there was no evidence to prove it.
  8. When Smith tried to escape from there, Inspector Morton arrested him.
  9. Thus Watson helped Holmes arrest the criminal at last.
Concept: Prose (Class 10th)
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Samacheer Kalvi English Class 10th SSLC Tamil Nadu State Board
Chapter 7.1 The Dying Detective
Exercise | Q B. 2. | Page 194
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