Curtain - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Mrs. Franklin greets Hastings. She introduces her nurse to him and says that Judith has been working too hard. This causes Dr. Franklin to suggest that Judith that they go to the lab for work. After Dr. Franklin and Judith leave, Boyd Carrington tells Hastings the he and Barbara Franklin are old playmates.

Hastings goes to Poirot's room and they discuss which guests Hastings thinks of as suspects. When Hastings suggests that all he has to do is figure out which of the guests knows the people in the cases, Poirot admonishes Hastings. He tells Hastings that the owners know all of the guests or the Luttrells' friends refer people they know, so that this is not the way for Hastings to uncover who "X" is.

Hastings tells Poirot it's ridiculous that he won't tell him who "X" is because he's afraid Hastings...

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