Jabez Wilson, a London pawnbroker with ginger hair, pays a visit to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. He tells them about his young assistant, Vincent Spaulding, who has advised Wilson to respond to an urgent job advertisement in the local newspaper. The very next morning the pawnbroker is interviewed and hired. Everything goes well, until one morning he sees an announcement which says that ”The red-headed league is dissolved”. Wilson is extremely dissatisfied and goes to meet the landlord but does not receive any help. Now Sherlock Holmes has the task of resolving this case.
What is this red-headed league and why was it dissolved? Where is Vincent Spaulding and did he lie to Wilson? Can Sherlock Holmes solve this case and help the pawnbroker?
Find all the answers in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story ”The Red-Headed League”.
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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) was a British medical doctor and writer. He is best known for the creation of the notorious characters of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Besides the many Holmes stories, Doyle’s work includes science and fantasy fiction, many plays, poetry, historical and non-fiction novels. He wrote his first Sherlock Holmes story at the age of twenty-seven and it was published in 1886.