Octopussy Topics for Discussion

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Given the fact that Major Smythe regularly went skin diving off the beach at his villa in Jamaica, and that he had studied the effects of scorpion fish venom, what common sense precautions could he have taken to avoid being fatally poisoned? Would he have been able to extricate himself from the deadly embrace of Octopussy if he had not been stung by the scorpion fish? Discuss these possible scenarios.

James Bond specifically asks for the assignment to track down the murderer of his friend the Austrian guide Hannes Oberhauser. He flies all the way to Jamaica from London. When Major Smythe admits to the crime, James Bond betrays almost no emotion. What could be the reason for this?

There are very few details in the short stories in this book where the clothing worn by James Bond is described. On the other hand, there is a...

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