Tintin Trivia Quz

Old Gaffers

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

Old Gaffer

The old gaffer in The Kiltoch Arms pub
The Black Island, page 41.

The old gaffer in “The House of Fear” (1945).

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