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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest


by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest Chapter 29 Summary

How It All Goes Down

Saturday, July 16 - Friday, October 7

  • Salander gets home at last. She finds her Palm, her shoulder bag and her keys, and stacks of her mail – some opened and some not. She realizes Blomkvist has been here, sleeping in her bed and making himself right at home.
  • She finds a short note from Blomkvist with his cell phone number. She sees this as a message that he won't try to contact her – it's all up to her now.
  • Suddenly, she feels massively in debt to all those who helped her. She doesn't like it.
  • She decides to vacation in Gibraltar. She hangs out with her old friends the apes at the Rock of Gibraltar.
  • She drinks a lot and has a short affair with a married German man.
  • She visits MacMillan, the guy who manages her fortune (which she stole from Hans-Erik Wenneström), and gets a progress report from him on her investments.
  • She still has enough money for several lifetimes.
  • Salander stays in Gibraltar for three months, until MacMillan persuades her to go visit Mimmi in Paris. She flies to Paris and reunites with Mimmi, who is in college there.
  • Mimmi is staying in Paris for some time, but she still wants to be friends with Salander.

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