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Why does Holmes thump his stick on the pavement in front of the pawnbroker’s shop?

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  1. paki
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    By doing so, Holmes discovers that the ground beneath is solid and that the tunnel cannot be located in front of the house because a hollow sound would have indicated the presence of a tunnel. He then goes behind the house and sees the bank across the street and realizes that it is the target of John Clay's intended robbery. !

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