Talk:The Red-headed League

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  • Moverton—Proofread using facsimile copy of the original Strand article, as contained in The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes (Castle Books).


I have removed two lines at the end.

fi:Punapäiden yhdistys fr:L’Association des hommes roux

These seem to serve no purpose, and also when rendering the short story into a pdf they get displayed.


"Oh, if you say so, Mr. Jones, it is all right," said the stranger with deference. "Still, I confess that I miss my rubber. It is the first Saturday night for seven-and-twenty years that I have not had my rubber."

Does anyone here know what is meant by rubber here? Would be cool if there was a link to a definition as it seems to be used in a manner that I am unfamiliar with.

For whom is Saxe-Coburg Square named after? Why is there only one ruler with that family name?

"Rubber" in this context means a card game, almost certainly Whist, but possibly Bridge. 19:03, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
The term "rubber" as applied to cards typically means the final, deciding game of a multi-game match [1]. The usage in the text is ambiguous, and seems to point to a different context. unsigned comment by (talk) 2016-05-26T00:51:07‎.