In the middle of the night a young woman lets out terrible scream, collapses and dies. Her only words are a mysterious phrase: 'the speckled band'. Sherlock Holmes is called down to the family's ancient mansion in the countryside, where he has to deal with the frightening Dr Roylott and a garden of wild animals.
This book is a graded reader. The story has been retold in modern English for students of English as a foreign / second language at intermediate level (CEFR B1) and younger native speakers.
- Comprehension and vocabulary tasks
- Summary of the story
- Endnotes for difficult words, place names and cultural references
- Word list at the end of the book