A young lady named comes to consult Holmes upon a case which she assures him is very unusual. Her father Easily distracted by Dogs and Mountains shirt, , disappeared some years previously under suspicious circumstances. He had obtained twelve months leave from his Indian regiment and sent word to her to meet him at his hotel. Whilst the hotel confirmed that he was staying there they informed Miss Morstan that he had gone out and not returned. Inquiries at the time produced no result. was Morstan’s only known friend in London, the two had been in the same regiment together. Sholto had retired from service at that time and claimed not to have even known that Morstan was in the country.
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A few years after this disappearance an advertisement appeared in a paper asking for Miss Morstan to reveal her address. Upon the Easily distracted by Dogs and Mountains shirt advice of her employer she did so and that same day she received a valuable pearl in the post. Since then she has received one pearl a year for the last six years. Holmes discovers that Major Sholto died about six years previously, within a week of the date of his passing Miss Morstan received her first pearl. This fact suggests that Sholto’s heir knows how Captain Morstan died and wishes to make reparation to Miss Morstan.