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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

by Agatha Christie

Good and Evil Quotes Page 3

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Quote #7

"Then in my opinion the swine deserved what he got. Though I would have preferred to have seen him properly hanged – or electrocuted, I suppose, over there." (2.8.88)

Colonel Arbuthnot believes that Ratchett got what he deserved. Do you?

Quote #8

"What is that you are saying? Why, that little one – she was the delight of the house. Tonio, she called me. And she would sit in the car and pretend to hold the wheel. All the household worshipped her! Even the police came to understand that. Ah, the beautiful little one." (3.8.34)

Antonio Foscarelli's description of Daisy Armstrong, in all of her youth and innocence, serves as a contrast to Ratchett.

Quote #9

"I did so rejoice that that evil man was dead – that he could not any more kill or torture little children. Ah! I cannot speak – I have no words…" (3.8.46)

Greta Ohlsson was comforted by Ratchett's death. The fact that Ratchett's victims were innocent children highlights his cruelty.

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