When No One Is Looking – Part 13

Mystery? His brother has a very different plan.
—Although I spent some years after I came down in persuasion of Mycroft to adopt a better accommodation with society, in the end I saw that it would not suit him; I saw that it would be dangerous for him.
Something in the Foreign Office,
A valued member of the government’s clandestine services,
I think not.
A covering story, originally for appearance’s sake, but now a pathology, more nearly, this ‘position’.
—If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail, says his brother.

This agoraphobia his sibling exhibits, this scopophobia, he has elevated to a technical skill, not just a character trait.
A silent mockery of authority,
A tendency towards rash utterance,
Which you will not have been a party to, but I assure you is there.
And far from enjoying a secure existence in the club he himself founded, there is a caucus that would have him leave, for some of his publications. Mycroft is not a voter for the administrations of the Marquess of Salisbury KG.
—I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world, says his brother, Diogenes.

Nonconformists, and worse, secularists. A man’s character is his fate.
Sherlock the key, the handle,
—He will not, I surmise, come up with anything useful in the years to come — but I have been known to be wrong.
Mycroft, the unbreakable mystery.
—Humans have complicated every simple gift of the gods, says his brother, Diogenes, the cynic.

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