After enjoying a comfy and rather fine dinner, the trio of Mr Holmes, Dr Watson, and Mr Jones set off on their duties. After boarding the police boat, Sherlock begins to explain all that occurred during those moments of mental exercise.
He communicates that, during a late night chemical experiment, he figured that Jonathan would wish to flee during the night and that he must keep his boot, the Aurora, close by so that he can make his escape a swift one.
Using this logical conclusion, Sherlock made inquiries at multiple dockyards for anything involving a man with a wooden leg. Finally, one confirmed such a person. At that very moment of Sherlock coming across his man.
Mordecai Smith entered in order to confirm matters. Mr Smith requested that the Aurora be ready for 8 pm. Sherlock used one of his street urchins to signal them of the ship’s departure.
The police boat arrives at Jacobson‘s yard, where Sherlock had confirmed the location of the Aurora, and they spy the Street urchin’s signal. The Aurora makes way and the police boat makes chase.
The man with the wooden leg raises merry hell and Watson, and presumably the rest of the police boat party, notices a strange black mass, soon revealed to be the accomplice. He is swiftly shot when it appears he is about to blow a dart at the group. The Aurora is swiftly run ashore and the pursuing group capture Jonathan, retrieving and liberating the treasure as well.
The Sign of Four
The Sign of the Four is the second of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes novels. In it the detective and his companion Dr Watson unravel a mystery of hidden treasure and murder.
Miss Mary Morstan arrives at 221B, Baker Street to request help with the mystery of her missing father, her mysterious gifts of pearls and a letter requesting her to meet an unknown person that evening. Holmes takes on the case and the story begins.
Watson narrates the tale that sees the detective tracking down hidden treasure and murderers. By the end, the criminals are either dead or arrested, and Miss Mary Morstan and Watson are engaged to be married.