In The Black Island, Tintin enters a pub, Ye White Hart, where Thompson and Thomson arrest him.
In A Study in Scarlet, 1886, which introduces Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, a character named Rance says:
“I’ll tell it ye from the beginning,” he said. “My time is from ten at night to six in the morning. At eleven there was a fight at the ‘White Hart’; but bar that all was quiet enough on the beat.”
In The Black Island, Tintin enters a pub, the Kiltoch Arms, to get some local news. An old gaffer regales him with terrible tales of the Black Island.
In “The House of Fear,” a 1945 Sherlock Holmes film with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, Holmes and Watson enter a pub where an old gaffer regales them with terrible tales of the “haunted” Drearcliff House.
Ye White Hart pub
The old gaffer in The Kiltoch Arms pub
|The old gaffer in “The House of Fear” (1945).|