Curtain - Chapter 13 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 13 Summary

Hastings awakes the next morning, having fallen asleep before getting the chance to poison Major Allerton to death. Hastings opens his window and dumps out the poisoned drink. He showers, dresses and then goes to Poirot's room to confess his intentions. Poirot tells Hastings all of the ways he would have been caught for the murder. Hastings asks Poirot if the house has an ailment of murder in it. Poirot suggests Hastings do nothing about Judith and Allerton.

At breakfast, Hastings thinks Judith changed her mind about meeting Allerton in London because she heads off to the lab with Franklin. Hastings finds out that it is supposed to be Nurse Craven's day off but that Mrs. Franklin falling ill has kept her from enjoying it. Everyone seems to ignore Mrs. Franklin's complaints, except Boyd Carrington, who feels guilty for causing Barbara to overdo...

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