The Big Sleep - Chapter 22 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 22 Summary

At the roulette wheel, Vivian is, indeed, cleaning up. As a matter of fact, she has won several times in a row and it seems that the man running the table can not cover her bet. Vivian is angry and says that she is betting no more than the house limit. The croupier insists that he needs Mars to come out in order to ensure that the bet can be paid.

Mars dutifully arrives and offers to cover the full, $16,000 bet that Vivian wishes to place. Thus, with the bet covered, Vivian puts all her winnings on red. With everything in place, the croupier spins that ball and it lands on 25 red.

Marlowe has seen enough and he heads out toward the door as Vivian gathers her winnings. Outside, there is a dense fog covering everything, but Marlowe is not interested in it...

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