The Big Sleep - Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26 Summary

Marlowe arrives at the meeting place, but as he walks upstairs, he hears Harry Jones say, "Canino?… Yeah, I've seen you around somewhere. Sure." (186) Marlowe freezes and listens carefully. Then, hearing Canino's voice, Marlowe realizes that he needs to keep himself away from Jones and out of trouble.

In order to stay hidden, Marlowe sneaks through another door to the same offices and listens to the conversation. It seems that Canino wants to know where Agnes is and how he can get to her. Though Jones is cagey, he finally gives out an address when Canino points a gun at him. When Canino has the information, he pours out some drinks to toast to their partnership. The liquor is poisoned and Marlowe hears Jones falls dead.

Once Canino leaves, Marlowe enters the office where Jones and Canino were talking. Examining the evidence and...

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