Double Indemnity - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Walter's attention to detail seems sharper than ever after the murder. He catches Phyllis about to discard Nirdlinger's cigar, and stops her because the cigar was lit in front of witnesses before leaving home; therefore, Walter will need it at the train to complete his impersonation. Then, as Phyllis drives to the spot where the body is to be placed, Walter uses his light cotton rope and the iron handle to create a kind of harness for the body so that they can dispose of the body easily and quickly.

Leaving the body curled up on the seat in the locked car, they take Nirdlinger's bag, briefcase, and crutches, and they walk to the station. Phyllis carries both the bag and briefcase, so that the porter doesn't get too close a look at Walter when he takes the luggage. Getting on a train...

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