The Best of Roald Dahl - Lamb to the Slaughter and Galloping Foxley Summary & Analysis

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Lamb to the Slaughter and Galloping Foxley Summary

Mary Maloney is the pregnant wife of Patrick Maloney, a cop. Every night, she and her husband have a routine as they settle in and have dinner. Mary gets everything her husband needs, from his slippers to his drink. However, one night, he tells her he is leaving her for another woman. Mary gets a leg of lamb out of the fridge and hits him over the head, killing him. She realizes she must cover up the murder for the sake of her child. She puts the lamb in the oven and goes to the store to get more items for dinner and giver herself an alibi. When she returns home, she finds Patrick's body and calls police. The police console her and search the house for the murder weapon. One...

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