The Hound of the Baskervilles

What were Holmes and his group waiting for? Where did they hide? Chapter 16

Chapter 16

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My chapters do not match yours. The men - Watson, Holmes, and Lestrade - take up position about 200 yards from Merripit House, each armed with a pistol. Filled with anticipation, Watson sneaks closer to the house, and sees Sir Henry and Stapleton drinking inside. Miss Stapleton is nowhere to be seen. They are waiting for the hound to make an appearance.