Dumb Witness
Агата Кристи

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Dumb Witness
Agatha Christie

An elderly spinster has been poisoned in her country home…Everyone blamed Emily’s accident on a rubber ball left on the stairs by her frisky terrier. But the more she thought about her fall, the more convinced she became that one of her relatives was trying to kill her.On April 17th she wrote her suspicions in a letter to Hercule Poirot. Mysteriously he didn’t receive the letter until June 28th… by which time Emily was already dead…

Dumb Witness

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Contents

Cover (#u48cae574-733f-5d36-afd5-e89716f21b20)

Title Page (#ub643c27d-2d62-5379-ab5f-a43af9ae4eb5)

Copyright (#u67072305-c7e7-5700-be98-d1c32efd05a8)

Dedication (#u2d6b7df2-a5d3-5e62-91ca-097eb1d05188)

CHAPTER 1: The Mistress of Littlegreen House (#u907dc8f2-1af0-51c2-b22a-b5b95bd58c55)

CHAPTER 2: The Relations (#u13ebc66d-c50a-5f9c-897a-f397ecf8df66)

CHAPTER 3: The Accident (#u17ab0957-cd18-5e3c-a4a4-dcb76148073e)

CHAPTER 4: Miss Arundell Writes a Letter (#ueef0c904-002c-5f0d-947a-142aae3d4aaa)

CHAPTER 5: Hercule Poirot Receives a Letter (#u7c6ef843-fb6c-5c4c-bfd6-8f9e4849fd04)

CHAPTER 6: We Go to Littlegreen House (#ufb09fde4-e39f-5d0f-8d50-5d3bc6b7d0f4)

CHAPTER 7: Lunch at the George (#u3830580e-dd04-5623-aa31-97e95bb01355)

CHAPTER 8: Interior of Littlegreen House (#u725c1db2-cf5d-5937-8594-a25f48d0bda9)

CHAPTER 9: Reconstruction of the Dog’s Ball Incident (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 10: Visit to Miss Peabody (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 11: Visit to the Misses Tripp (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 12: Poirot Discusses the Case (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 13: Theresa Arundell (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 14: Charles Arundell (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 15: Miss Lawson (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 16: Mrs Tanios (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 17: Dr Tanios (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 18: ‘A Wolf in the Manger’ (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 19: Visit to Mr Purvis (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 20: Second Visit to Littlegreen House (#litres_trial_promo)

CHAPTER 21: The Chemist; The Nurse; The Doctor (#litres_trial_promo)
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