The Lady in the Lake - Study Guide Chapters Three - Four Summary & Analysis

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In the beginning of chapter three, Marlowe locates Lavery's house in Bay City. Although Marlowe knocks and rings the bell, no one answers. After some time, Marlowe finally manages to get Lavery to the door. Lavery does not agree to let Marlowe in until Marlowe shows him the telegram Kingsley received from Crystal. Marlowe begins the conversation in a straightforward manner by asking Lavery where Crystal is. Lavery tells Marlowe he has not seen Crystal in some time. The last time he saw her was before the date on the telegram. He claims there were never any plans for the two of them to get married. Lavery tells Marlowe he visited Crystal at Little Fawn Lake the third week in May, and that was the last time he saw her.

Marlowe continues to probe Lavery. Lavery finally admits he stood Crystal...

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