Curtain - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

Hastings continues to try to persuade Poirot into telling him who the murderer is. Poirot continues to deny him the information. The following day, Hastings tries to get Poirot to tell Carrington who the murderer is so that he can help them. Poirot emphatically says no.

Hastings is sitting, contemplating who the potential murderers are and their motives for committing murder. He's also thinking of potential victims, when Miss Cole joins him. Right before Miss Cole sits, Hastings observes Dr. Franklin walking from his lab toward the house and notes on unhappy a man Franklin is. He mentions this to Miss Cole, who agrees. She says Judith told her that Franklin was offered a position to finish his research in Africa, but that Mrs. Franklin wouldn't let him go. One of the reasons is because she would have had to stay behind and...

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