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The adventure of the speckled band

Our visitor began her story.

"I am Helen Steiner. I live with my stepfather. He is the last of a very old family, the Roylotts."

Holmes said "I know that name."

"The family was once very rich. It owned many houses and farms. But then some of the children wasted the money, and their children did too. In one hundred years, all the family's money was gone. Nothing was left except some land and the old house.