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The narrator of the story, Dr. James Sheppard, is a clever and discreet doctor, who cares deeply for his sister. He would do anything for her, but give up the kind of gossipy information that she lives for. Dr. James Sheppard becomes Poirot's unofficial assistant in the murder investigation, following him around town looking for clues and discussing suspects and motives. James is intrigued by Poirot's investigative skills and keeps a written account of the case throughout the investigation. James' secret hope is that one day he will publish this manuscript as one of Poirot's failures. James does not realize that Poirot is more clever than James gave him credit for. In the end, Poirot solves the case and finds James guilty of murder. Although James is a murderer and blackmailer, he ends his story with an act of love for his sister. He chooses to...

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