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Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie

Chapters 6–8, Part one

Summary Chapters 6–8, Part one

After inspecting the body, Poirot and the doctor go to the dining car and eat lunch. Although Christie writes, "none of the three men were hungry," the meal was "soon eaten." Poirot and the doctor have quickly recovered their stomachs after going to Ratchett's compartment. They, like the reader, have shifted focus and objective onto the murderer still on the train.