Naja najathe Indian cobra The name swamp adder is an invented one,  and the scientific treatises of Doyle's time do not mention any kind of adder of India. It is also a good climber and is used by snake charmers in India. Snakes are deaf in the conventional sense but have vestiges to sense vibrations and low-frequency airborne sounds, making it remotely plausible to signal a snake by whistling.
Plot summary[ edit ] The film begins on the Rylott estate with gypsies camping on the grounds. Inside the mansion, Violet Stonor screams in her bedroom and then collapses in the hallway. She is discovered by her sister, Helen Angela Baddeley.
Grimesby Rylott Lyn Hardingarrives. Soon there is an inquest into the mysterious death, and Rylott plots with the housekeeper and his Indian servant, Ali.
Watson attends the inquest as an old friend of the Stonor family in India. He acts protectively to Helen and advises her to consult Holmes if she ever feels in danger. At Baker Street later, Watson summarises the inquest to Holmes, describing the various witnesses and evidence. Holmes files it away in his system—he operates a strangely modern office with female secretaries and a voice recording device.
Helen is afraid and suggests that they marry sooner, so that she may go with him to Rangoon.
Rylott is upset by these plans and decides to murder her to prevent the loss of her inheritance. Her sister Violet had been engaged to be married before she dies, and Helen remembers hearing mysterious music that night.
Now Helen is engaged and is also hearing the mysterious music again. Holmes questions her and sends her out of the room through a separate entrance when her stepfather arrives.
Rylott barges in and threatens Holmes, but he is not deterred. In the afternoon, Dr. Watson arrives alone to visit Helen Stonor while her stepfather is not home.
Holmes is in disguise as a workman dealing with the repairs to the building. Together they investigate Dr. When Rylott returns, Holmes and Watson temporarily leave Helen at the house but plan to sneak into the room later to investigate.
Holmes, Watson, and Helen enter his room and discover Rylott dead from a snake bite. Holmes forces Ali, the servant, to charm the snake so they can put it in the safe.“The band!
the speckled band!” whispered Holmes. I took a step forward. In an instant his strange headgear began to move, and there reared itself from among his hair the squat diamond-shaped head and puffed neck of a loathsome serpent.
It was the band! The speckled band!" (Speckled. 50). Miss Stoner rushes out to find her stepfather – he is, after all, a doctor – who's coming out of his own room while tugging on his dressing gown.
He rushes to help Julia, but she's already unconscious. Julia dies. Holmes is very interested in this bit about the whistle and the metal clanging sound.
"The band! the speckled band!" whispered Holmes. I took a step forward. In an instant his strange headgear began to move, and there reared itself from among his hair the squat diamond-shaped head and puffed neck of a loathsome serpent.
"It is a swamp adder!" cried Holmes; "the deadliest snake in India. He has died within ten seconds of being bitten. The Adventure of the Speckled Band Arthur Conan Doyle. This text is provided to you “as-is” without any warranty.
No warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, are made to you as to the one morning to ﬁnd Sherlock Holmes standing, fully dressed, by the side of my bed.
He was a late riser, as a rule, and as the clock on the. "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" is one of the most famous short stories of the Sherlock Holmes adventures written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
A young woman named Helen Stoner contacts Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson for aid in foiling the villainous plans of her stepfather, Grimesby Roylott. The Speckled Band is a British film directed by Jack Raymond and an adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's original story "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" and the play he adapted from it, The Speckled Band.
The film features Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson investigating the fears of a young woman and the suspicious death of her sister.