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    Strange usage of "he"

    Doyle in "The Resident Patient" from "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" wrote:
    The stars are out and he wind has fallen.
    So, is "he" an error? Or can (could?) it be used as definite article? Or is there another explanation?
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    Re: Strange usage of "he"

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Dekakaruk!

    I did some detective work.

    I found on Google this website: Sherlockian.Net: The textual problems of 'The Resident Patient'


    1. It appears that the typographical error appeared when the story was first published in a magazine called the Strand.

    2. The story was subjected to many revisions. (Please go to that Google result. You will enjoy it.)

    3. I checked the "books" section of Google, and all versions correctly spell it "the."



    James
    Last edited by TheParser; 04-Oct-2014 at 16:22. Reason: added colon

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    Re: Strange usage of "he"

    Thanks.

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    Re: Strange usage of "he"

    "The stars are out and the wind has fallen."

    --The wind has died down?


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