Story by Agatha Christie

Story by Agatha Christie - Jennifer Call Professor Davis...

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Jennifer Call Professor Davis ENGL 1147-105 Essay #1 The official solution as intended by the author can be deduced to be that the will was replaced with a blank sheet of paper as instructed by old Mr. Simon Clode himself. He came up with a plan to mischievously trick his family members in order to worry them into thinking they would not get an inheritance. Miss Marple suggested this theory by recalling the little anecdote about Tommy and the egg yolks. Miss Marple said it was, “very naughty of him, of course, and as old as the hills” (Mystery text a, p. 68). She was suggesting that Tommy played a very old trick on his teacher just like Simon Clode played a very old trick on his nieces and nephew, as repayment for their disloyalty to him. He took offense that his nephew-in-law, Mr. Garrod, asked a professor to come to the house to try to discredit the psychic who he called, “dear Mrs. Spragg” (Mystery text a, 61). He was extremely offended that his nieces and nephews did not trust him with a psychic. Mr. Clode proved his own loyalty to his family in two ways.
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Genesee.

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