The Sign of Four: Chapter 4

Chapter 4: “The Story of the Bald-Headed Man”

Summary: We meet the owner of this decrepit house with the Oriental servant–a mostly bald redheaded man, Thaddeus Sholto. He tells how his father had been friends with Miss Morstan’s father and they found a fortune, and after Morsten’s father died his father wanted to keep the fortune for himself. He was also in constant fear of a wooden legged man

Reaction: All this treasure and wooden legged man is making this sound like a pirate story!

Prediction: I hope it turns out to be a pirate story. I bet Sherlock has guessed of pirate involvement already.

Why This Book Is a Classic: Wishful thinking, but–classic pirates: treasure in a real treasure chest and wooden legs–that’s classic pirates, not boring Somali pirates with guns and motorboats


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