| Quote #1
"Lie back and think – use (as I have heard you say so often) the little grey cells of the mind – and you will know!" (1.5.141)
Poirot's mental prowess aids his investigation. Here M. Bouc repeats Poirot's famous phrase: "the little grey cells."
| Quote #2
She was not even looking at him. Her gaze went past him, out of the window to where the snow lay in heavy masses.
Mary's calm and collected manner convinces Poirot that she is a "strong character." However, he also sees flaws. What are they?
| Quote #3
"Come, my friend," said M. Bouc. "You comprehend what I am about to ask of you. I know your powers. Take command of this investigation!" (1.5.139)
Why does M. Bouc have such faith in Poirot?