Wow!! That is soooo freaking deeeeeeep T_T
Danger is a good teacher, and makes apt scholars. So are disgrace, defeat, exposure to immediate scorn and laughter. There is no opportunity in such cases for self-delusion, no idling time away, no being off your guard (or you must take the consequences) - neither is there any room for humour or caprice or prejudice.
My edit of our favorite detective as portrayed by the brilliant Mr. Suchet
Miss Jane Marple of St. Mary Mead