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By Agatha Christie

Whilst Cora is savagely murdered with a hatchet, the extreme comment she made the day gone by at her brother Richard's funeral unexpectedly takes on a chilling importance. on the interpreting of Richard's will, Cora was once in actual fact heard to assert: 'It's been hushed up very properly, hasn't itBut he was once murdered, wasn't he?' In desperation, the kinfolk solicitor turns to Hercule Poirot to resolve the secret.

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Miss Gilchrist's tone expressed a firm principle. Mr Entwhistle who had no idea what "the rough" was, made a soothing murmur. "Mrs Panter from the village came in for that. Twice a week regularly. You see, Mr Entwhistle, I could not have contemplated being in any way a servant. When my little tea-shop failed - such a disaster - it was the war, you know. A delightful place. I called it the Willow Tree and all the china was blue willow pattern - sweetly pretty - and the cakes really good - I've always had a hand with cakes and scones.

Miss Gilchrist came to a breathless stop and added mournfully: "But how I loved my dear, dear little tea-shop. " Looking at Miss Gilchrist, Mr Entwhistle felt a sudden stab of recognition - a composite picture of hundreds of ladylike figures approaching him in numerous Bay Trees, Ginger Cats, Blue Parrots, Willow Trees and Cosy Corners, all chastely encased in blue or pink or orange overalls and taking orders for pots of china tea and cakes. Miss Gilchrist had a Spiritual Home - a lady-like tea-shop of Ye Olde Worlde variety with a suitable genteel clientele.

Miss Gilchrist came to a breathless stop and added mournfully: "But how I loved my dear, dear little tea-shop. " Looking at Miss Gilchrist, Mr Entwhistle felt a sudden stab of recognition - a composite picture of hundreds of ladylike figures approaching him in numerous Bay Trees, Ginger Cats, Blue Parrots, Willow Trees and Cosy Corners, all chastely encased in blue or pink or orange overalls and taking orders for pots of china tea and cakes. Miss Gilchrist had a Spiritual Home - a lady-like tea-shop of Ye Olde Worlde variety with a suitable genteel clientele.

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