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Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express
by Agatha Christie
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Murder on the Orient Express Strength and Skill Quotes Page 3

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Quote #7

And then, suddenly, after a quarter of an hour's complete immobility, his eyebrows began to move slowly up his forehead. A little sigh escaped him. He murmured beneath his breath:

"But, after all, why not? And if so – why, if so that would explain everything."

His eyes opened. They were green like a cat's. He said softly:

"Eh bien. I have thought. And you?"

Lost in their reflections, both men started violently. (3.3.11-15)

That Poirot is the only one who figures out the solution highlights his strength of mind and powers of detection.

Quote #8

Her voice rang out passionately. She was a true daughter of that mother, the emotional force of whose acting had moved huge audiences to tears. (3.4.35)

The Countess, like her mother, possesses great acting skills.

Quote #9

"To play the part she played – the perfectly natural, slight ridiculous American fond mother – an artist was needed. But there was an artist connected with the Armstrong family – Mrs. Armstrong's mother – Linda Arden, the actress…" (3.9.71)

Linda Arden's talents are obvious as she plays the obnoxious American, Mrs. Hubbard.

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