The Hound of the Baskervilles

What humor is found in Holmes speculation concerning the type of dog Dr. Mortimer owns?

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Holmes is describing the dog and scene he's looking at through the window. He isn't speculating at all.

"My dear fellow, how can you possibly be so sure of that?" "For the very simple reason that I see the dog himself on our very door-step, and there is the ring of its owner.


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