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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Chapter Summary & Analysis - Section 2, The Red-Headed League Summary

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Section 2, The Red-Headed League Summary

The story begins with Watson dropping in on Sherlock Holmes only to be roped in to listen to a red-haired man tell Holmes and Watson the interesting facts of recent events surrounding him. The man is a Mr. Jabez Wilson, an owner of a local pawnshop who is interested in having Holmes solve a mystery of his. Sometime before this, Wilson, who was working in his shop at the time, heard from his assistant, Vincent Spaulding, about a group known as the Red-Headed League.

The Red-Headed League is an association formed by an American businessman to advance the interests of Red-Headed men everywhere. The League had placed and advertisement in the newspaper for an opening at the League that paid a good salary with little work. On the advice of his assistant, Wilson joined many other redheaded men at the appointed...

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