The Hound of the Baskervilles

How was Holmes ' checkmated ' ? What ' bold ' message did he receive? Chapter 5

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The criminal here proves to be as cunning as the detective, as Holmes himself declares that he has been "checkmated" (189). In other words, the wits of the detective and criminal are matched here. The cab driver said that he was told that he would be driving "the famous Sherlock Holmes."