””“I am immensely indebted to you. Pray tell me In what way I can reward you. This ring—” He slipped an emerald snake ring from his finger and held it out upon the palm of his hand.
"Your Majesty has something which I should value even more highly,” said Holmes.
“You have but to name it.”
“This photograph!” The King stared at him in amazement.
“Irene’s photograph!” he cried.
“Certainly, if you wish it.”
“I thank your Majesty. Then there is no more to be done in the matter. I have the honour to wish you a very good-morning.”
He bowed, and, turning away without observing the hand which the King had stretched out to him, he set off in my company for his chambers. “”
Scandal in Bohemia by sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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