Death on the Nile - Chapter 26 Summary & Analysis

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While Poirot and Race are waiting for Pennington to join them again, Poirot sends Race to fetch Fanthorp. Poirot accuses Fanthorp of being an impostor because a true Englishman would not butt into a ladies conversation and compliment that same lady on not signing legal documents before reading them. Fanthorp admits that he works for his uncle, who is the attorney for Mrs. Ridgeway in London. He says his uncle was suspicion of Andrew Pennington acting as Linnet's American attorney. His suspicions heightened when Linnet mentioned running into "Uncle Andrew Pennington" in her letter to Carmichael. Fanthorp leaves and they wait for Pennington to arrive in Poirot's cabin. Poirot confronts Pennington, saying that he killed Linnet because Simon would inherit Linnet's money. While Linnet was a shrewd business woman that Pennington could not fool, Simon would sign anything that Pennington put in front of him. Pennington...

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