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what suspicious details about the red headed league did mr wilson fail to recognize??

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alejara | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 21, 2011 at 12:33 PM via web

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what suspicious details about the red headed league did mr wilson fail to recognize??

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schulzie | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted September 22, 2011 at 12:59 PM (Answer #1)

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Mr. Wilson failed to recognize that it was his assistant, whom he had only known for three months, who introduced him to the "job", pushed him through the crowd to the front of the line, and got him the position. There were crowds of red-headed people outside the door, but they immediately hired Mr. Wilson. He should have been suspicious of a job that required him to copy out of the encyclopedia and not leave the office for four hours. What kind of a job is that? The purpose of his position was to get him out of his pawnbroker's business for four hours a day, but Mr. Wilson did not notice the worn, wrinkled, and stained knees of his assistant, or that anything was different in the shop when he returned.   He should have been suspicious of a man who was so smart and yet offered to work for half wages.  Anyone willing to do that must have a secondary motive. Then there was the assistant's love of photography which took him down to the cellar frequently to "develop film".  Mr. Wilson never set foot down there, or he would have found the tunnel. He .ally saw the time the assistant spent down there as a fault of his. He was unaware that the bank was within burrowing distance from his business. Because the man was willing to work for half wages, Mr. Wilson did not question him or his motives or he would have known more about him.

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