Dr. Mortimer turned the manuscript to the light and read

Sidney Paget

1891

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Illustration for Arthur Conan Doyle's “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” p. 347.

Passage illustrated: “Dr. Mortimer turned the manuscript to the light and read in a high, cracking voice the following curious, old-world narrative:‘Of the origin of the Hound of the Baskervilles there have been many statements, yet as I come in a direct line from Hugo Baskerville, and as I had the story from my father, who also had it from his, I have set it down with all belief that it occurred even as is here set forth. And I would have you believe, my sons, that the same Justice which punishes sin may also most graciously forgive it, and that no ban is so heavy but that by prayer and repentance it may be removed.’”