London, 1800's, the narrator is cleaning the shoes of Hemlock Jones. It's a rainy night, and out of nowhere, Hemlock Jones brings up his missing diamond crested cigar case.
Since the narrator is such a faithful servant, Hemlock recruits him to help him find the thief. The narrator works so hard to find clues to help out Mr. Jones. But what the narrator doesn't know is that hes been setup.
On his way out one night, Hemlock was acting pretty strange. Helping the narrator with his coat, hugging him? All this seemed a little weird to the narrator, but he brushed it off as not a big deal.
Hemlock Jones "confronts" the narrator with false evidence and a loaded gun, because he thinks he stole the cigar case.
In shock, and telling him he didn't steal the cigar case, he found the cigar case in the drawer because Hemlock Jones didn't look in there, and kicked the narrator out because he was embarrassed.
He got fired and he cleaned his old patients shoes and got a lot more business. Since he didn't have to work for that self absorbed Hemlock Jones, he has become rich from all his business! He now lives in a nice house with a Brougham. (horse and carriage)