At Bertram's Hotel Setting & Symbolism

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Linens

Miss Marple shops for various household linens while on vacation in London.

Knitting

Miss Marple often knits. Miss Marple knits upon waking to ease the arthritis from her hands and later in the day while relaxing in front of a hot fire.

Bracelet

Elvira steals a bracelet from the family jeweler in order to pay for a flight to London. Later, Elvira returns the bracelet, claiming she slipped it into her pocket and forgot about it.

Muffins and Tea

Guests often remark that Bertram's offers the best tea hour in London. This tea hour often includes muffins, real muffins that people can rarely get anymore.

Chocolates

Elvira claims that she received chocolates while living in Italy from an anonymous admirer that made her ill. Elvira says that she saw puncture marks in the chocolates and believes that this was the first attempt made on her life.

Walls of Jericho

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