The following is an excerpt from NERO WOLFE of West Thirty-Fifth Street by William S. Baring-Gould pertaining toTHE RUBBER BAND.
When it was all over, Wolfe had a bullet in the arm, and the killer of two men had one in his heart. But before the shoot-out in Wolfe’s office, he and Archie had to break a mystery that stretched across forty years and five thousand miles, a mystery in which lynching and blackmail, a devilish alibi and a warrant for Wolfe’s arrest all played a part. Anthony D. Perry came to Wolfe for help for the second time on Monday, October 7, 1935; Wolfe solved the complicated case only two days later, on Wednesday, October 9.
Information taken from NERO WOLFE of West Thirty-Fifth Street by William S. Baring-Gould, page 99 of Bantam paperback edition published February 1970