The Big Sleep - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 Summary

Marlowe sits down across from Vivian Regan and takes the opportunity to stare at her beautiful form. She has exquisitely formed legs, stunning dark hair, and a come-hither face that is both sulky and strong. Marlowe is more than happy to look at her and Vivian seems ready to let him.

Finally, Vivian starts trying to get information from Marlowe, but Marlowe is unwilling to offer her much information. In fact, Marlowe is intentionally quiet so that he can find out what Vivian is after. Thus, as Marlowe evades Vivian's attempts to draw him out, he figures out that Vivian thinks Marlowe is there to find Rusty Regan. When Marlowe continues to be evasive, Vivian gets angry at him for being so cagey.

Once Vivian snaps at him, Marlowe takes the opportunity to point out that he did not intend to talk with...

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