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Why did Holmes deduce even before he had met Jacky that the boy was unusually intelligent?

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In the story "The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire," Holmes is summoned to examine a case involving the second wife of a man named Ferguson. This wife, who is from Peru, has beaten Ferguson's son, Jacky, from his first marriage. Before Holmes visits Ferguson's...

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