The Stock-Broker’s Clerk


Basic Information

Abbreviation: STOC (J. F. Christ, 1947)
Word length: 6,832 (C. E. Lauterbach, 1960)
First published: Strand Magazine, March 1893; Harper's Weekly, March 11, 1893

Redmond's Question

This tale is no one's favourite, and its settings seem deliberately dull, including a stockbroking firm and the notoriously uninteresting industrial city of Birmingham. Has it any particular merits that raise it from mediocrity?