Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected - Lamb to the Slaughter Summary & Analysis

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Lamb to the Slaughter Summary

Mary Maloney waits for her husband to come home, thinking about all of the things she loves about him. However, when he comes home from his job as a police officer, he complains that he is tired and does not want to talk. Mary offers him a variety of food, including a leg of lamb she was saving for the best. He tells her that he no longer loves her and is leaving her. Dazed, she goes to get the lamb out of the deep-freeze, and clubs him over the head with it. She then proceeds to order groceries, and pretends to discovery his body on her return. She calls the police - Patrick's friends - who arrive to investigate. They determine that he must have died from a blow to the head from a blunt object...

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