A Scandal in Bohemia, The Conclusion | Sherlock Holmes


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Tonight, we’ll read the conclusion to “A Scandal in Bohemia” from “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, published in 1892.

In the first episode, Holmes receives a visit from a masked man, whom he deduces is actually the king of Bohemia. Once the man is unmasked, he asks for Holmes’s help retrieving a valuable set of photographs.

The King is engaged to a Scandinavian princess, but is worried that the princess’s family would disapprove of his previous relationship with an American opera singer named Irene Adler.

Ms. Adler has evidence of this relationship, namely photographs of the two of them together, and has refused to return them to the King.  Holmes is the King’s last hope of retrieving the photos.