The Case of the King of Scandinavia
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
In the Sherlock Holmes stories
- Sherlock Holmes told Lord St. Simon that he already add a client of superior extraction than him, the King of Scandinavia. (NOBL, 136)
'A most painful matter to me, as you can most readily imagine, Mr Holmes. I have been cut to the quick. I understand you have already managed several delicate cases of this sort, sir, though I presume that they were hardly from the same class of society.'
'No, I am descending.'
'I beg pardon?'
'My last client of the sort was a king.'
'Oh, really! I had no idea. And which king?'
'The King of Scandinavia.
'What! Had he lost his wife?'
'You can understand,' said Holmes suavely, 'that I extend to the affairs of my other clients the same secrecy which I promise to you in yours.'
- Lord St. Simon & Holmes