The Maltese Falcon - Study Guide The Black Bird Summary & Analysis

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Spade arrives at Miss Wonderly's apartment. She has a confession to make. The story that Miss Wonderly told Spade and Archer the previous day is not true, and her name is not Miss Wonderly or LeBlanc but Brigid O'Shaughnessy. Brigid is distressed because she feels responsible for Archer's death and asks for Spade's help because she feels her own life may be in danger.

Brigid admits that she has done some really bad things in her life, and she asks Spade to keep the police away from her in the investigation of Archer's murder. Brigid launches into a monologue of desperate pleas for help, and Spade caustically tells her that she is a fine performer. Ultimately, Brigid admits that she met Thursby in Hong Kong and that they came to San Francisco this week because Thursby agreed to protect her. Spade takes five...

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