The story is all about Irene Adler’s cleverness and skill over Sherlock Holmes’ perfection in deception. Sherlock Holmes always spoke about her in a way of pride, and of course not jealousy. In Watson’s words, she was one of the few to be as clever as Sherlock Holmes himself.
The main part of the story begins in Holmes’ apartment where one day a man with a foreign uniform appeared to see Holmes. In spite of his efforts to prove himself a second person, the king of Bohemia couldn’t hide his identity from the sharp eyes of Holmes. He then, without any redo, asked Holmes’ help on a five year old incident which relates his falling in love with the beautiful American actress, Miss Irene Adler.
He just became king, when his family revealed about his relation with Irene Adler and rejected soon after on account of her not being a royal blood. And as a king he had no other option but to show respect to the tradition.
But now what seems to bother him is Irene Adler’s apparent love for the king for which she is interfering in the king’s marriage with a princess of a neighboring country of Bohemia. And now she is up to tell the princess about her past relation with the king.
It seems that the king still believes in her personality, when Holmes asked the king if it was about money. But it was not as the king explains that she did not want to see the king getting married with someone other than her.
And she has the letters written by the king and their photograph taken together. Holmes comes with a quick idea of proving the letters false, but the only obstacle to be faced was the photograph which cannot be proven false because they are both in that picture.
Previously taken attempts failed, when the king sent police to search her house and every other ways they could search, but the result turned out to be zero. So, it was up to Holmes to bring out the photo from its secret hiding place only known by Miss Adler.
Holmes didn’t waste a single day and went...
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