I Pickpocket Him When He's Annoying.“Sorry, Sir,” said the young policeman a little nervously. “But Inspector Gregson said no one was allowed in except policemen.”Holmes nodded graciously. “Of course. I understand completely. Perhaps this will help.” He reached his hand into his pocket and pulled out a small black wallet, opened it, and held it up in front of the young policeman’s face.“Oh! Oh, Inspector Lestrade, Sir. I’m so sorry, Sir,” stuttered the young man. “And your friend Sir, does he have identification?”“He is the police surgeon. I’m sure Inspector Gregson would allow him in as well.”Watson held up his black bag with a smile.“Yes, Sir, please come in, Sir.”The policeman opened the door and both Holmes and Watson walked past him into the hall of the dark house.“Holmes!” exclaimed Watson in a low whisper. “What in heaven’s name?”Holmes raised a lean, gloved finger to his lips
A Good FamilyI answered the door. A young man stood there, not much older than his middle 30’s, with tan skin and dark, reddish brown hair and a short, Roman nose. His round, somewhat egg-shaped head was perched a little to one side and his bright brown eyes were wide open and alive. There was something distinctly foreign about him, yet I could not pinpoint his heritage, and, somehow, he looked strangely familiar.“Nikki Rossakoff,” he said, smiling widely and holding out a hand to me, lean and strong. At that moment you could have knocked me down with a feather, I believe. Nikki Rossakoff, the Countess’ son – well, he certainly looked it. And of course I had met him once, long ago, but I doubted he would remember me. I bit my lower lip and tried not to look stupid.“H-hello,” I said, shaking his hand and almost cringing at its tight grasp. “I’m sorry, but Poirot isn’t here at the moment. He’s out walking with the Countess – or
["My brother has the brain of a scientist or a philosopher and yet he elects to be a detective. What might we deduce about his heart"
"I don’t know."
"Neither do I. But initially, he wanted to be a pirate."]
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