Посвящение Робинсону

Бертрам Флетчер Робинсон (около 1902 г.).

В первой журнальной публикации к названию повести Конан Дойла "Собака Баскервилей" была сноска - посвящение редактору "Дейли экспресс" Бертраму Флетчеру Робинсону (1870 – 1907): "This story owes its inception to my friend, Mr. Fletcher Robinson, who has helped me both in the general plot and in the local details. - A. C. D." ("Появление этой истории стало возможным благодаря моему другу, мистеру Флетчеру Робинсону, который помог мне придумать сюжет и подсказал реалии. - А. К. Д.").

Собака из Крэмонда

Эдвин Ландсир. The Faithful Hound (Верная собака). Масло по холсту. 1830 г.

Согласно результату археологических исследований, Крэмонд - древнейшее поселение на территории Шотландии. Первые поселенцы на этой территории появились около 8500 г. до нашей эры.

Temple Coombe

«One of Sherlock Holmes's defects - if, indeed, one may call it a defect -- was that he was exceedingly loath to communicate his full plans to any other person until the instant of their fulfilment. Partly it came no doubt from his own masterful nature, which loved to dominate and surprise those who were around him. Partly also from his professional caution, which urged him never to take any chances. The result, however, was very trying for those who were acting as his agents and assistants. I had often suffered under it, but never more so than during that long drive in the darkness.

Баскервиль-холл

"A few minutes later we had reached the lodgegates, a maze of fantastic tracery in wrought iron, with weatherbitten pillars on either side, blotched with lichens, and summounted by the boars' heads of the Baskervilles. The lodge was a ruin of black granite and bared ribs of rafters, but facing it was a new building, half constructed, the first fruit of Sir Charles's South African gold.

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