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Consider, Watson. Captain Parkes was a fit young man and, having been to a diplomatic ball, was dressed in the more than ordinately decorative formal uniform of his rank and regiment. ’ ‘No,’ I agreed. ’ ‘Precisely, Watson! ’ I hazarded. ‘It is in the highest degree unlikely,’ said Holmes. ’ ‘Nevertheless, he may have been,’ I persisted. ‘I was a young officer myself once. ’ he said. ‘I always forget your illustrious military career, Watson. ’ ‘Well, no,’ I said, after a moment’s thought. ’ ‘A lieutenant,’ interjected Holmes.
Calm down, Lestrade,’ he commanded. ‘There has been a shooting of a Russian in Hyde Park. So much we have gathered. ‘ The inspector felt in his pockets and produced his notebook, thumbing through it quickly. Eventually he said, ‘It is a Count Stepan Skovinski-Rimkoff,’ mangling the pronunciation horribly. Holmes flung me another quick glance, which I interpreted as a warning to say nothing that might reveal our interest in the victim. ’ pressed Holmes. ’ ‘Worse,’ said Lestrade. ’ exclaimed Sherlock Holmes.
She exclaimed. ‘Major Kyriloff seems to imagine that every former citizen of Imperial Russia is a dedicated revolutionary, spending every day in schemes to murder the Tzar and overthrow the state! ’ asked Holmes. ‘Many times,’ she declared, ‘and he does not improve with acquaintance. His agents creep and spy among their unfortunate fellow countrymen in England, spreading lies and sowing money to create mischief. ’ ‘You must,’ said Holmes, ‘hear a good deal of conversation about Kyriloff and his agents in the course of your work, Miss Wortley-Swan.