The Big Sleep - Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 29 Summary

Marlowe runs back to his car to get the pistol he has hidden under the dashboard and runs back to the house in order to save Mrs. Mars. Unfortunately, it is not easy for him to move, since he is still handcuffed, and Canino is already at the house by the time that Marlowe returns. Canino hasn't left with Mrs. Mars yet, so there is still time for Marlowe to save her.

Marlowe slides into Canino's car and starts the engine. Needless to say, Canino is worried, since he needs the car to get away. In order to stop Marlowe, he fires several shots into the windshield. Marlowe gives out a yell and a choking gurgle that sounds like a man dying and Canino is satisfied that he has hit his mark.

Unfortunately, Canino is careful enough to know that he needs to...

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