Double Indemnity - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Walter has jumped off the train and is crouched between two sets of track, out of view from the highway to wait for Phyllis to arrive. He frets a little because he can't see the car, and Phyllis left 7 minutes before the train pulled out. He knows that it takes 6 minutes for the train to reach this spot and 11 minutes to drive to it from the station because he's checked it 20 times. He waits, but he doesn't see anything. Then he hears the sound of panting, along with footsteps. To him it sounds like something nightmarish approaching, but then he sees it is Phyllis carrying her 200-pound husband on her back, using the harness Walter had rigged.

They dump Nirdlinger's body beside the track and then escape in the car. Phyllis drives so that Walter can dispose of the rope, the iron bar...

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