Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express Part 3, Chapter 2 Summary
- Poirot presents a list of things that need explaining. This is another list worth checking out in your book (3.2.1 and on).
- It presents all the weird stuff in the case that needs explaining: the "H" on the handkerchief, the pipe cleaner, the scarlet kimono, the second conductor, the watch, the time of the murder, and the weird stab wounds.
- First, the "H": it implicates Hubbard, Debenham (whose middle name is Hermione), and Hildegarde Schmidt.
- Pipe cleaner: Constantine thinks it's faked, since no one could have left two clues on purpose like that.
- The scarlet kimono? They have no idea.
- The Wagon Lit conductor? The only people who could have worn it are the valet, Debenham, the Princess, and the Countess. But they all have alibis!
- What about the watch? How did it get there? Was the murder committed earlier or later than 1:15 a.m.? The point is debated.
- As for the wounds, they suggest that multiple people stabbed the body.
- Poirot is not satisfied with the two murderers solution. Now, Poirot must sit back and think: "Which of them?" (3.2.50).