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The Maltese Falcon Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Russian's Hand Summary

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The Russian's Hand Summary

Now that the young gunman is subdued and the issue of the fall guy is settled, Spade wants Gutman, Cairo, Brigid and himself to get their story straight before going to the police. Cairo's loyalty to the young man makes it difficult to choose whether or not to go along with the others, but Spade tells Cairo that he will be given to the police along with the young man should he choose to go against the group.

Gutman tells the story of the events that lead up to the deaths of Thursby and Jacobi. Brigid and Thursby were hired by Gutman to steal the falcon from the Russian but left for America once they obtained it. Gutman and his gunman followed the pair to San Francisco and approached Thursby, who would not give up any information. It became obvious to Gutman that...

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