Hound of the Baskervilles

Hound of the Baskervilles
Hound of the Baskervilles by Charles Wysocki – Buffalo – 300 pieces

This is another interesting but entertaining Charles Wysocki image, and even at only 300 pieces it made for a little bit of a challenge. The tree in the foreground, for example, was more difficult than I gave it credit for. I thought this one would be a breeze, and some parts were, but it wasn’t as easy as I’d assumed it would be.

The name didn’t make sense to me until I really started to look at the image; obviously the storyteller in the foreground is telling the story of The Hound of the Baskervilles to his audience. At least that is the conclusion I came to.

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Traveling storytellers used to be a thing. Back before radio, television, and telephones, all you got was the information found in the newspapers. There were serial stories in some papers, but unless you lived in a city or town you didn’t have access to a paper every day or week.

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This man seems as though he’s not just telling a story, he’s acting parts of it out and giving it all he’s got. Good for him! Without access to anything other than stories from their families, I can imagine that it would have been terribly exciting to have a professional storyteller in the neighborhood to tell stories you’d never heard of. Imagine having a Sherlock Holmes detective story told to you in such a dramatic fashion, it must have been so entertaining!

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I’m admitting that I have no idea what this sign means. If this town is where food processing is done, it’s possible that marinating was done specifically in one place. But this doesn’t look like a food processing plant, it looks like someone’s home. I’m intrigued, but confused about the name.

This puzzle was fun to put together, had great quality, and a beautiful image. There’s not much more you can ask for, is there?

8 thoughts on “Hound of the Baskervilles

  1. Penny Weiss

    Wow. Funny how much more thought you put into this puzzle and its meaning than I did. LOL. I also didnt know about the traveling storytellera…very interesting.
    So learn something new everyday I guess . 👍

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  2. Ellen LoGiudice

    Didn’t know about the storytellers either! The puzzle is much more interesting once you really start to look at it. Love the whimsical traveling carriage. 300 pieces is about right, a thousand pieces would be torture for me with all the ground and grass!
    Stacey. I don’t comment a lot but I check in daily to get my fun puzzle fix!

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  3. Kathy

    I really like Charles Wysocki puzzles & this is one of my favorites. It took me forever to do the tree in the right lower part. I still don’t know if I got it exactly right. When I finish a puzzle, I divide it into parts before i put it away. That makes it easier to do next time, I like to do a few old puzzles before I start a new one.
    I’m new to your blog but I’m really enjoying connecting with others that like to do jigsaw puzzles. Thank you for bring us together & sharing your thoughts & puzzles.
    Kathy

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