* This case is said to be an unusual one that was completed long ago. The narrator says he did not write about it until now because of a promise he had made.
* Watson, the narrator, is woken up by Holmes early in the morning, which is strange as Holmes is usually a late sleeper.
* Holmes says a young lady is there asking for his help, and he wants Watson to sit in on the case. Watson dresses and comes down.
* The woman is about 30, dressed in black, and shaking like a leaf. She has fear etched on her face and seems agitated.
* Holmes uses logic to figure out she traveled by train and took a dog cart early in the morning. She is stunned.
* She says she was referred to him by Mrs. Farintosh, who had a case about jewelry a few years earlier.
* The woman says...
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