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Old Gaffers

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 bar where an old gaffer regales them with terrible tales of the “haunted” Drearcliff House (where no man goes whole to his grrrave).

Old Gaffer

The old gaffer in The Kiltoch Arms pub, The Black Island, page 41. The old gaffer in “The House of Fear” (1945). Click the still image above to load a 450 K QuickTime clip from the movie.