Double Indemnity - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 8 Summary

The following morning Walter has his breakfast and opens the paper to see whether there is a report on Nirdlinger's death. There is, and the newspaper reports it as an accident. The article provides some details about his life and who his survivors. At 8:40, the secretary, Nettie, calls and says that Mr. Norton, the President of the company wants to see him. When he gets to the office, Walter has to face Norton and tell him all the details about how he sold the policy to Nirdlinger. Walter recounts the sale, adding that Nirdlinger told him not to share knowledge of the existence of the policy with his wife, Phyllis, or his daughter, Lola. During all this, calls keep coming in from the insurance company's investigators, who are interviewing everybody on the train. At the same time, the company is getting the coroner's report, in case Nirdlinger...

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