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Classic (fiction), 3,367 words, Level Z2 (Grade 5+), Multi-Part Classics, Lexile 1000L
After investigating further, Holmes plans to conduct a secret stakeout in Julia's old room. As Holmes and Watson wait in the darkness, they suddenly hear a metallic noise and see a light shining through the ventilator from Roylott's room. They discover a venomous snake, the speckled band, on the bell-rope. Holmes hits the snake with a stick and it returns through the ventilator to Roylott's room, biting and killing him. Holmes later reviews the details of the mystery with Watson and explains how he solved it.
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