(Dr. John Watson).He really, really admires this one woman, Irene Adler.
Watson tosses a smoke rocket into the apartment and shouts “fire!
Holmes tells Watson later that he saw Irene rush to her most prized possession, the photograph, when she thought the building might be destroyed.
Holmes tells the king of his findings, but when he goes to retrieve the photograph, Irene’s elderly maidservant tells
Instead of the photograph of her and the king, Holmes finds only a photograph of her in an evening dress, and a letter addressed to him
In the letter, she explains that she was the youth from the previous night, and congratulates him on doing such a good job fooling her with his disguises and locating the photograph
The king is impressed with this result and asks Holmes how he wishes to be paid
Holmes takes only the photograph of Irene, telling the king, as the king laments what a wonderful woman Irene is, that they are not of the same station. He insinuates that her station is far higher than the king’s, but Holmes’ subtlety is lost on the king.