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In "The Red-Headed League," why does Jabez Wilson come to see Sherlock Holmes?

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cheddle | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 8, 2008 at 8:37 AM via web

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In "The Red-Headed League," why does Jabez Wilson come to see Sherlock Holmes?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 8, 2008 at 9:33 AM (Answer #1)

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Wilson finds a sign on the door of the office where he'd been working for the league. It reads as follows:

"THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
IS
DISSOLVED.
October 9, 1890."

He comes to see Holmes because his unexpected benefit (the league) is gone, because he doesn't know why, and because it is a mystery.

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