The Red Headed League

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Dr Watson’s Notebook

Case No. 2136

‘The Red Headed League’

Date: October 1890

The Red headed League
As I came across Sherlock, I had accidently bumped into him while he was just beginning on a case. There, on an armchair, was an elderly gentleman, with vivid flaming hair. He and Sherlock were in a conversation, but I had accidentally bumped into them and interrupted them.
Sherlock was showing his talents to Mr Wilson, observing how he can tell that Mr Wilson used to work in hard labour, finding out that he did indeed, working as a youngster.
So, after I had helped take notes of Jabez Wilson, we finally looked at what Mr Wilson had to tell. He handed over a news article, which was a jobs advertisement. It was called the red headed league, advertising a vacancy for the job. It was a very good pay, £4 a week. But, there were requirements before you could apply. You had to be red-headed

Mr Jabez Wilson.
Jabez Wilson is a very large, elderly man. He had fiery red hair and rather red in the face too. He had small, fat encircled eyes.
He wore baggy grey shepherds’ check trousers. A faded black frock coat which was unbuttoned in the front and also wore a drab waistcoat with a heavy brassy Albert chain and a square pierced bit of metal dangling down as an ornament.
He also wore a frayed top hat and fading brown overcoat with a wrinkled velvet collar lay upon a chair beside him.
To me, he looked like a very average British tradesman and rather slow obese man. But, Sherlock could see much more than I did.

Sherlock’s Deductions of Mr Wilson.
Sherlock’s keen eye could deduct many things in a very small amount of time. Sherlock could see that Mr Wilson had once done hard labour, which he observed from his right hand because it was much larger than the left. Mr Wilson said that he indeed had done labour, he was a ship’s carpenter.
Sherlock also saw that…...

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