“The Mystery of the Speckled Band”, reduced to its bare bones


Generated by Wordle, here’s a word cloud of The Mystery of the Speckled Band.

Perhaps most interesting is the prominence of Holmes and similar nouns- though I do believe there’s more to be said for Sir Doyle’s writing than there is for character in that regard. Particularly in the sense that “Holmes” occurs much more than “Watson”.  Incidentally, the titular speckled band has one of the fewest mentions in the story itself. Again, perhaps there’s more about Doyle’s writing style, but I find the fact that the cloud is more centered around characters than the actual plot elements and mystery to be fairly intriguing.


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