Curtain - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Hastings walks downstairs with Poirot's nurse, Curtiss. Curtiss tells Hastings of Poirot's failing health, especially his heart attacks. Hastings joins the others downstairs to play cards. Hastings witnesses Mrs. Luttrell's cheating and harshness toward Colonel Luttrell and her opponents. As Norton leaves the room with Hastings, Norton mentions Mrs. Luttrell's crassness and how her husband just takes it.

Hastings notices the side door to the garden is still open. When he says he thinks they should shut it, Norton grudgingly says that Judith and Allerton are still out of the house. Hastings restlessly tries to fall asleep. When he can't, he goes to Poirot's room to see if he has sleeping pills. On the way, he runs into Allerton. Allerton offers him some sleeping pills. Hastings asks Allerton if he knows Etherington, which is one of the people involved in the cases. Allerton...

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