The Blue Carbuncle

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Basic information

Abbreviation: BLUE (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 7,879 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, January 1892


Redmond's Question

If Sherlock Holmes is sufficiently cold-blooded to refer to a mugging as a "whimsical little incident" at the beginning of this story, can one accept as heartfelt his emotional remark at the end of it about "the season of forgiveness"?