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Cards on the Table Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 26 and 27 Summary

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Chapters 26 and 27 Summary

By admitting to the murder of Mr. Shaitana, Mrs. Lorrimer confuses Poirot. She explains that she chooses to speak now because she has been given just a few months to live and wishes to end the suspicion of the other three suspects, none of whom have ever harmed her. She admits that Mr. Shaitana's words on that fateful night were meant for her alone and that the presence of Superintendent Battle and Poirot himself could not have been a coincidence. She confesses that she picked up the dagger and used it during the time she played dummy. After her confession, Poirot considers it and then rejects it completely. He refuses to believe that Mrs. Lorrimer would behave so completely out of character. He suddenly realizes that she is protecting someone. Dismissing the idea that she would protect either of the two men, he knows that...

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