The Red-Headed League by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

by Catherine Chiu

  • For strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.
  • You have heard me remark that the strangest and most unique things are very often connected not with the larger but the smaller crimes, and occasionally, indeed, where there is room for doubt whether any positive crime has been committed.
  • L’homme c’est rien — l’oeuvre c’est tout [Man is nothing — it’s all the work],’ as Gustave Flaubert wrote to George Sand.

TO THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE — On account of the bequest of the late Ezekiah Hopkins, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., there is now another vacancy open which entitles a member of the League to a salary of four pounds a week for purely nominal services. All red-headed men who are sound in body and mind and above the age of twenty-one years, are eligible. Apply in person on Monday, at eleven o’clock, to Duncan Ross, at the offices of the League, 7, Pope’s Court, Fleet Street.