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CHAPTER 4 :
This chapter entrenches the 'protagonists’ positions in the story. It is apparent that neither Linnet nor Jackie is willing to compromise on their stance regarding the love triangle.
SUMMARY OF CHAPTER 4:
Poirot remains on the terrace alone, which is when Linnet approaches and introduces herself, and insisting on speaking to him alone. They head to the card room, where Linnet expresses to Poirot that she is under persecution because her current husband, Simon, once dated Jackie but broke off her engagement with her. Now, Jackie has decided to follow them around wherever they go. Despite Linnet suggesting that Jackie should face legal action, Poirot says there is nothing she can do since Jackie did not threaten her physically or verbally. He further tells Linnet that she had a choice of not pursuing Simon, and that one must accept the consequences of their own actions — that is, Jackie may always follow Linnet and Simon. She subsequently requests Poirot to speak to Jackie, to which he agrees to but indicating how it may not change much, before indicating that she threatened to kill them both.
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