The Big Sleep - Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 18 Summary

Ohls arrives and asks the kid about Brody, but the kid will not say anything other than "Go ------ yourself." (117) Marlowe knows it was him and he has the kid's gun to prove it. With the case in hand, Ohls takes the boy into custody.

Ohls and Marlowe drive to the home of Taggart Wilde, the District Attorney, so that they can wrap up the case. Sitting at the desk next to Wilde is Captain Cronjager of the Los Angeles Police Department.

As Wilde and Cronjager stare emptily at Marlowe, Ohls fills them in on everything that has happened, from the blackmailing of the Sternwoods, to Owen Taylor killing Geiger, to the kid killing Brody. Then, once Ohls finishes, Marlowe tells his part of the story although he leaves out Eddie Mars' visit to Geiger's house and Carmen's visit to Brody's apartment.

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