Peril at End House, by Agatha Christie - Study Guide Chapter 17, A Box of Chocolates Summary & Analysis

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In Chapter 17, Poirot and Hastings rush back to the nursing home, where they learn from Dr. Graham that Nick will recover. She was poisoned by a box of chocolates laced with cocaine. Three chocolates were cut in half and the cocaine inserted in the filling. Poirot is very upset by the instance. He feels that he must be on the wrong track about the murder. When Poirot and Hastings are able to visit Nick, Poirot chastises her for not following his instructions. However, Nick says the chocolates came from Poirot. The card that Poirot included with his flowers is stuck in the chocolate box.

Poirot talks to the orderly on duty when the chocolates arrived and finds that Lazarus brought a box of chocolates. The orderly put the box on a table, where packages are kept until the nurses...

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