The A.B.C. Murders - Chapters 16-20 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16 is not told by Captain Hasting and it is about Cust watching the film Sparrow at the theater. When he read about the murders in the paper he got nervous and his hand was shaking. Cust has a conversation with a stranger next to him and talks about being in the war and about the headaches that he gets now that he is not in the war.

Chapter 17’s title is ‘Marking Time,’ and that is what happens in this chapter. Poirot and Hastings talk and reflect on the case. The press is starting to make a big deal about the murders. Hastings gets angry that Poirot is not more active in trying to find the culprit, but Poirot reassures him that he is reflecting, and that sometimes action can be inward. Poirot wants to make sure to talk to everyone again...

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