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The Maltese Falcon - Brigid Summary & Analysis

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Brigid Summary

Spade returns to the apartment still stinging from the blow from Dundy and sits next to Brigid on the sofa. He urges her to continue the story of the falcon statuette. Brigid stalls, saying that it is late, and Spade counters that the young man is still lurking outside. Brigid agrees to stay for awhile, and Spade fixes sandwiches and coffee. While they talk, Brigid opens up about Cairo offering her five hundred pounds to get the falcon away from a Russian man named Kemidov.

Brigid does not reveal the details, but when it became clear to Thursby and Brigid that Cairo intended to go ahead with the plan and cut them out, Thursby and Brigid took the falcon and headed for San Francisco. By the time the pair arrived, Brigid realized that Thursby planned to back out of paying her. That is the reason she sought...

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