The only clue is her sister's last words: the speckled band. She died two years ago. Helen Stoner is now engaged. She's worried for her life. She has come to Sherlock to save her life and find out what happened to her sister. He's her only hope. Foxton Readers are a series of carefully graded books aimed at ESL / EAL learners of beginner to advanced levels. They are based on a comprehensive grammar and vocabulary framework to match each ability level and to ensure each learner progresses. They are not only suitable for ESL / EAL learners but can also be used with native speakers of primary school age.