A Scandal in Bohemia by Conan Doyle

A Scandal in Bohemia by Conan Doyle

While the Dr. Watson got married and engaged in private medical practice, to Sherlock Holmes for help addressed German aristocrat who conceal their origin from the detective. But Holmes wasn’t difficult to immediately expose him. Count Von Kramm’s problem was that he was going to marry, and the woman with whom he had a love affair before, blackmailed him. She was charming opera singer and had a photo where they were together with him. The King’s agents have tried to searched photo, but couldn’t find. All hope of Sherlock Holmes, otherwise the wedding will be able to fail. To carry out the task will have to be reincarnated as a groom for penetrate into the house of blackmailer.

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A Scandal in Bohemia by Conan Doyle

For Sherlock Holmes, there was only one woman in the world. He did not love her, because he never loved women. But after their meeting he never forgot her. Her name was Irene Adler.

One night in March I visited my old friend at his home in Baker Street. I was married by now, so I did not often see him.

‘Come in, Watson,’ he said. ‘Sit down. I’m happy to see you, because I’ve got something to show you. What do you think of this? It arrived in the last post.’ It was a letter, with no date, name or address. It said:

A Scandal in Bohemia by Conan Doyle

‘Tonight someone will visit you, to talk about some very secret business. You have helped other important people, and you can, we hope, help us. Be in your room at 7.45 p.m.’

‘The paper – what do you think about the paper?’ asked Holmes.

I tried to think like Holmes. ‘It’s expensive, so this person is rich. It’s strange paper.’

‘Yes, it’s not English. If you look at it in the light, you can see that it was made in Bohemia. And a German, I think, wrote the letter. Ah, here comes our man now.’ We could hear the horses in the street.

‘Shall I leave, Holmes?’ I asked.

‘No, no, I need your help. This will be interesting,’ my friend answered. There was a knock at the door.

‘Come in!’ called Holmes.

A tall, strong man came into the room. He was wearing expensive clothes, and a mask over his face.

‘You can call me Count von Kramm. I come from Bohemia,’ he said. ‘My business is most important. Before I tell you about it, do you agree to keep it a secret?’

‘I do,’ we said together.

‘A very important person, who belongs to a royal family, has sent me to ask for your help,’ he went on. ‘I wear a mask because nobody must know who that person is. I must explain how important this business is. If you cannot help, there will be difficulty and trouble for one of the most important families in Europe – and perhaps a very big scandal. I am talking about the famous House of Ormstein, Kings of Bohemia.’

‘I know, Your Majesty,’ said Holmes. He quietly smoked his cigarette.

The man jumped up from his chair, ‘What!’ he cried. ‘How do you know who I am?’ Then he pulled the mask off his face and threw it on the ground. ‘You are right. Why do I hide it? I am the King. I am Wilhelm von Ormstein, King of Bohemia. I came to see you myself because I could not ask another person to tell my story. It must be a secret. You understand?’

‘Very well. Go on,’ said Holmes. He closed his eyes and listened.

‘Five years ago I met a woman called Irene Adler. We…’

‘Ah,’ said Holmes, ‘Irene Adler, born in 1850, singer, lives in London, a very beautiful woman, I hear …’ He looked at the King. ‘You and she … You loved her, for a while, and then left her. But before you left her, you wrote her some letters perhaps. And now you want to get these letters back…

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