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Mr. Hardman is an American private snoop, hired by Mr. Ratchett to guard him. In reality, he is the man who loved the young nursemaid who tragically threw herself out of a window when accused of being involved in the Daisy Armstrong murder. His presence on the train ensures that no outsiders are wrongly accused of the crime.