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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock
Holmes story "The Red Headed League"
This story was
first published in the Strand magazine in England in August 1891. It
later published in the first collection of Sherlock Holmes stories
entitled "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" in 1892.
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The Strand story was
illustrated by the following Walter Paget pictures.
Watson reading the strange
newspaper advertisement to
Wilson's assistant, John Clay
alias Vincent Spaulding, reading
the advertisement to him.
Ross with John Clay, greeting Jabez Wilson at the office of the Red
Jabez Wilson finding
Holmes working on
a "three pipe problem."
and Watson visiting John
Clay at Jabez Wilson's shop.
Holmes wanted to see "the knees
of his trousers."
Sherlock Holmes "enwrapped in
the music at St James's Hall."
Merryweather of the City and Suburban Bank. With Peter Jones
of Scotland Yard and Holmes and Watson.
Holmes grabs John
Clay in the bank vault.