| 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:
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.